• The 2018 Stein Lecture: John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States

  • When

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    4:00 pm to 5:15 pm


    Northrop Carlson Family Stage

    84 Church Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

Due to popular demand, all tickets have been claimed for this lecture. Please check back periodically with Northrop as tickets may be returned by other guests. 

We continue to receive inquiries for tickets and request that if you have reserved a ticket and can no longer attend, please follow the instructions below to release your reservation. You can cancel tickets up until the day of the event.

  • Instructions to Release a Ticket: Have your ticket information available. The Northrop Box Office will request your name, order number, and bar code number. You may contact Northrop with this information at 612-624-2345 or; Monday-Friday, 10 a..m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For additional questions regarding your registration, please contact:
U of M Tickets and Events Ticket Office, Northrop
Phone: 612-624-2345
Hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


A Conversation Between Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Professor Robert A. Stein

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, was born in Buffalo, New York, January 27, 1955. He married Jane Marie Sullivan in 1996 and they have two children - Josephine and Jack. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979–1980 and as a law clerk for then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1980 Term. He was Special Assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1981–1982, Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, White House Counsel’s Office from 1982–1986, and Principal Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1989–1993. From 1986–1989 and 1993–2003, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. President George W. Bush nominated him as Chief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat September 29, 2005.

Photo: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Rules of courtroom decorum will be followed. No purses, backpacks, bags, cell phones, cameras, or recording devices will be allowed in the lecture hall. These items must be checked at Coat Check.

Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive early and be seated by 3:45 p.m. for the event to start on time at 4 p.m. No unfilled seats will be allowed to be saved. 

Only bottled water is allowed in the lecture hall.

Sponsored By

Professor Robert A. Stein, class of 1961, dean of the Law School for 15 years, and former chief operating officer of the American Bar Association, generously endowed this lecture series to enrich the program of the Law School by inviting leaders of the bench and bar and of the governments of the United States and other nations to deliver an annual lecture on a topic of national or international interest. 


No Cost; Ticket required for admission.


1.25 Standard CLE credits have been requested; Event Code #263085


Reception to follow lecture in the Northrop Atrium.

Parking Information

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Accessibility Information

Elevators are located on both the west and east side of the building, and all levels are accessible via these elevators. Wheelchair seating is available upon request when purchasing your ticket.

Listening assistance devices and other services are available upon request at Coat Check.

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(612) 624-1885

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