Watch the fifth in a series of lively, non-partisan conversations across America, as leaders discuss their first-hand experience with the benefits and boundaries of “the rule of law.” This event and reception are free and open to the public.

  • Exactly what do we mean when we talk about the “rule of law”?
  • Why does “the rule of law” — or its absence — matter?
  • Who is responsible for keeping an eye out for the “rule of law” — am I?

Hosted by: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law


Welcome by Jennifer Collins, Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law

Judge Patrick Higginbotham, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Prof. Jeffrey Kahn, Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law

Harriet Miers, former White House Counsel to President George W. Bush

Mike Wilson, Editor, The Dallas Morning News

Homer Moyer (Moderator), Past Chair, IBA Rule of Law Forum