The Law and Entrepreneurship Lecture and the Distinguished Jurist Lecture are the Institute’s principal public programs. In sponsoring these events, the Institute aims to spotlight and honor lawyers who have led noteworthy careers and made significant contributions as corporate executives and entrepreneurs, or as jurists at the state and federal levels. We also sponsor lectures in cooperation with Penn Law’s International Program.
Audiences are drawn from all sectors of the University and the legal and business communities. These eminent speakers hold particular appeal and inspiration for students of Penn’s Law School and the Wharton School, with whom they talk informally at receptions following each lecture. The Law and Entrepreneurship lecture is supported in part by the Ronald N. Rutenberg Fund.