| As a member of the Society you will be invited to attend an annual series of four to six lectures on selected themes in the Court’s history. The lectures feature among the nation’s most learned scholars, take place in the Supreme Court Chamber, and typically are introduced by sitting or retired Justices. Each lecture is followed by an elegant reception at which Society members may meet and talk with program participants.
The 2012 Leon Silverman lectures will focus on the Supreme Court and Property Rights. Previous themes have included, among others: The Supreme Court in the Civil War; Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court; The Four Horsemen versus the New Deal; The Supreme Court and African-American Civil Rights; the Supreme Court in WWII, and most recently, the 2011 series, The People Behind the Supreme Court’s Religion Cases.In 2002 the lecture series was named for Leon Silverman, the Society's current chairman, to honor his successful 11 years as President. An endowment created in his honor partially subsidizes the series each year.