Justice Stephen Breyer to give this year’s Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture

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Oct 29, 2013
by Oscar Tollast
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Justice Stephen Breyer to give this year’s Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture

Fourth annual lecture honors life of former Salzburg Global Chairman Justice Stephen Breyer (left) with Adam Liptak, New York Times Supreme Court correspondent

Salzburg Global Seminar is set to honor the life of presidential advisor and Washington ‘super-lawyer’ Lloyd N. Cutler for a fourth consecutive year.

This year’s Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture will be given by Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

A conversation will follow, moderated by Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent at The New York Times.

The event, hosted by Justice Sandra Day O’Conner (ret.), will be held at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C on Monday.

In addition to the lecture and reception, guests will be invited to view the Van Gogh: Repetitions exhibition.

At last year’s lecture, an audience of over 120 gathered at the US Supreme Court to listen to a stimulating conversation between Baroness Helena Kennedy, leading barrister and expert in human rights law, and Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department.

The evening’s main topic of discussion was the use of drones as a means to national security.

Baroness Kennedy and Professor Slaughter also addressed the issue of Guantanamo Bay’s existence.

Mr Cutler inspired and mentored Salzburg Global Fellows for more than twenty years. He served for more than a decade as Chairman of the Salzburg Global Seminar.

He also founded the Washington, D.C, law firm, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering and was White House Counsel to two US presidents.

As a lasting tribute to the Cutler legacy, the Salzburg Global Seminar established the Lloyd N. Cutler Center for the Rule of Law in 2009.

The center aims to seek solutions to global problems in areas where the law is inadequate or evolving.

It also aims to advance the role of independent judiciaries globally and to promote universal access to justice.

It wishes to employ innovate methods to engage new audiences and raise awareness of legal principles and why they matter.