The new lecture series was endowed by Pete Hendricks ('66A, '69L), who has a private practice in Atlanta involving land use zoning and government permitting. A history major himself, Hendricks also endowed the Ollie Crenshaw Prize in History at the College several years ago in honor of his favorite professor.
"It's important to have a sense of history to put what you are studying into context," said Hendricks. "I know W&L's philosophy is to produce a well-rounded lawyer," he explained, "and I hope this lecture series will serve as an interface between the two disciplines."
Lectures from 2015
Lectures from 2014
The Civil War and the Constitutions(s), John McCardell
Lectures from 2013
The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State, Michele Landis Dauber
Lectures from 2012
Lectures from 2011
Lectures from 2010
Recovering the Legal History of the Civil War, G. Edward White
Lectures from 2009
William T. Coleman, William Thaddeus Coleman
Lectures from 2008
When Massachusetts was Religious and Virginia Wasn't - and Why it Changed, William E. Nelson