Browning Lecture & Symposia
Ved P. Nanda
Evans University Professor
Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law
Professor Nanda has taught at the University of Denver since 1965. In addition to his scholarly achievements, he is significantly involved in the global international law community. He is Past President of the World Jurist Association and now its Honorary President, former honorary Vice President of the American Society of International Law and now its counselor, and a member of the advisory council of the United States Institute of Human Rights. He was formerly the United States Delegate to the World Federation of the United Nations Associations, Geneva, and Vice-Chair of its Executive Council, and also served on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association-USA. He also serves as an elected member of the American Law Institute and as a council member for the American Bar Association Section of International Law.
In 2006 Professor Nanda was honored with a $1 million founding gift from DU alumni Doug and Mary Scrivner to launch the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law. The Center began its programming in 2007, hosting programs for the lawyers, students and community participants as well as promoting scholarship in the field of international law. (more)
The Honorable James R. Browning Distinguished Lecture in Law and Browning Symposium
The Browning lecture series is presented by members of the Montana Law Review. It honors Judge James R. Browning,
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Judge Browning, who grew up in Belt, Montana, graduated from The University of Montana School of Law in 1941. He was a member of the first editorial board of the Montana Law Review and ultimately served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Judge Browning passed away May 5, 2012.
In September of 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Judge Browning to the Ninth Circuit, where the Judge served until his retirement. Prior to joining the Court, Judge Browning served as Clerk of the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Browning served with distinction as Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit from 1976 to 1988. As Chief Judge, Judge Browning was credited with reorganizing and modernizing the administration of the Ninth Circuit. Thanks to his political savvy and remarkable leadership skills, Judge Browning was successful in keeping the Ninth Circuit intact despite persistent efforts to divide the Circuit.
In 1991, Judge Browning received the coveted American Judicature Society's Edward J. Devitt Award for Distinguished Service to Justice. In September of 2001, the State Bar of Montana bestowed on Judge Browning the Bar’s highest honor, the William J. Jameson Award. In 2005, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco was renamed the James R. Browning United States Courthouse.
Judge Browning was married to Marie Rose Chapell, also a University of Montana graduate. Together, they have been a powerful force in ensuring that the modern Ninth Circuit is marked by inclusiveness and collegiality.
The Lecture Series
|2012 Browning Symposium
Debating Democracy's Future: The State of the Republican
Form of Government in the States
Keynote: Professor Lawrence Lessig
September 27-28, 2012
|Professor Rennard J. Strickland
University of Oregon School of Law
April 5, 2007
|Major General William K. Suter (Ret.)
Clerk of the Supreme Court
April 12, 2012
|The Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
April 6, 2006
|Roberta Cooper Ramo
President, American Law Institute
April 28, 2011
|Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.
November 8, 2004
|Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
University of California, Irvine School of Law
"Closing the Courthouse Doors"
March 8, 2010
|Professor Lawrence Lessig
April 11, 2003
|Professor Judith Welch Wegner
University of North Carolina School of Law
April 7, 2008
|Professor Michael J. Gerhardt
College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
February 28, 2002