The Wigmore Debate: Wigmore Was A Closet Catholic

  • 06 Mar 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Lincoln Hall, Northwestern (357 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago)

Sheil Catholic Ministries at Northwestern University Chicago Campus, together with the Catholic Lawyer's Guild of Chicago Present:

The Wigmore Debate: Wigmore Was A Closet Catholic
Moderated by Dean Daniel Rodriguez 

March 6, 2018 at 12:00pm (Noon)
Lincoln Hall (357 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago)
Lunch will be served.

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For the motion: Hon. Thomas More Donnelly, Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County

Tom serves as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. He is assigned to the Law Division. Sworn in as a judge in 2000, he currently hears civil jury trials, after having presided over criminal jury trials from 2008 to 2009. He has presided over several hundred jury trials. In September 2012, he authored an opinion in a highly publicized First Amendment case involving the Occupy Chicago protests: City of Chicago v. Alexander. He has spearheaded the development of three court programs to assist self-represented litigants: CBA Summary Suspension Volunteer Program, the CARPLS Consumer Collection Self-Help Desk, and the CBA Municipal Court Pro Bono Panel program.

Against the motion: Professor Robert F. Burns

Robert is the William W. Gurley Memorial Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. He teaches evidence and professional responsibility in the Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy and courses in civil, criminal, and administrative procedure. He received the Dean’s Teaching Award in 2009 and 2006 and was voted the Robert Childres Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in 2002, 1998, and 1996. He is author of A Theory of the Trial (Princeton) and The Death of the American Trial (Chicago). The latter received a Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award in the Social and Behavioral Sciences for 2009. He is also author of student texts and workbooks in Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and Trial Advocacy and many articles and book chapters.