Judge Luttig, 2024 Kastenmeier Lecturer

Judge Luttig sits on the stage with a thoughtful expression, across from the event moderator.

Judge Luttig is seated on stage looking as if he is contemplating a question.University of Wisconsin Law School hosted Judge J. Michael Luttig as the speaker for the 2024 Robert W. Kastenmeier Lecture, which took place March 14. Judge Luttig spoke on “American Democracy and the Rule of Law in Peril.”

“There is no one who has done more to protect American democ­racy over the last 10 years than Judge Luttig,” said UW Law School Dean Dan Tokaji.

Judge Luttig served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1991 to 2006. He is currently counselor and special advisor to the Coca-Cola Company and its board of directors.

Judge Luttig laughs along with the UW Law School Dean, Dan Tokaji.The moderator for this year’s event was Charlie Sykes, a Wisconsin political commentator and an NBC/MSNBC contributor. Following the lecture, Dean Tokaji presented Judge Luttig with a statue of the Law School’s mascot, the Gargoyle. A reception and dinner followed.

Photos By Nick Wilkes

Judge Luttig (right) receives the Gargoyle statue from Dean Dan Tokaji (left).

Judge Luttig gestures with his hands together while smiling and seated on stage with the event moderator.

People are engaged in thoughtful conversation outside the lecture hall.