The Henry C. Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law brings speakers from around the world to discuss current developments in international law. The Morris Lecture was endowed by Henry Crittenden Morris (1863–1948), an 1889 graduate of the law school.

A diplomat and international lawyer, Mr. Morris served as the United States Consul in Ghent, Belgium, and as secretary to Chief Justice Fuller at the Permanent International Court of The Hague. Mr. Morris' diplomatic service overseas spanned the 25 years before the outbreak of the First World War. He was a member of the board of the Library of International Relations, the collection of international and comparative law materials which is now housed at IIT Chicago-Kent.


2014 Lecture


Regulating the End of Life, Maurice Adams

2006 Lecture


Decision-Making in the WTO, Mitsuo Matsushita

1998 Lecture


After Soviet Socialism: Russian Law Since 1993, Bernard Rudden

1996 Lecture


Toward a Common Law of Europe?, Hein D. Kotz