Public Speaking

Listen to Professor Patrick Garry’s interview on South Dakota Public Radio concerning recent the United State Supreme Court decision, Greece v. Gall0way.  Karl Gehrke of South Dakota Public Radio, who interviewed Professor Garry on Dakota Midday, noted that one of the briefs submitted to the US Supreme Court referenced Garry’s book Wrestling With God: The Courts’ Tortuous Treatment of Religion . 

Professor Garry Patrick Garry is frequently invited to deliver public speeches on his many books and articles. He has been asked to speak to universities, law schools, public policy research and interest groups, book clubs, and even the United States Congress. His speaking topics range widely from academic subjects, such as constitutional law, to current political events and cultural commentary. In addition, he is often asked to participate in debates at law schools, covering such areas as First Amendment issues, federalism and limited government principles, and law and religion. And he has been a guest on hundreds of radio talk-shows.

Garry is an approved Federalist Society speaker and appears on the Riley Institute Distinguished Speakers list.

At universities and law schools alone, Patrick Garry has delivered over 200 lectures and speeches.  A sampling of the titles and location of those speeches appear below:

  • Supreme Court analyst, Federalist Society podcast—June 4, 2014
  • Invited Discussant, Law and the Moral Sense, Templeton Foundation Colloquium—July 25-26, 2014
  • Guest Lecture, Contrasting the Church-State Law in Ireland and the United States, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland—October 2, 2014
  • Lecture, How Federalism is Revising the New Deal Constitutional Revolution, Louisiana State University School of Law—November 3, 2014
  • Lecture, The Ways in Which Contemporary Politics and Courts are Rethinking the New Deal, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law—November 4, 2014
  • Lecture, The Working-Class in the Conservative Agenda, University of Nebraska College of Law—November 11, 2014
  • Debate, Did the FCC Take Net Neutrality Too Far in Its New Internet Ruling?, Northern Illinois University School of Law—April 1, 2015
  • Lecture, The Revival of Federalism: The ACA and Same-Sex Marriage, University of North Carolina School of Law—April 14, 2015
  • Lecture, Flip-flopping on the Ten Commandments: Why the Court Has Such Difficulty with Public Displays of Religion, University of Notre Dame—June 1, 2006
  • Lecture, Exploring the Reasons Behind the Court’s Confusing and Contradictory Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, University of Montana School of Law—March 8, 2007
  • Lecture, Federalism, Separation of Powers and the Protection of Liberty, Loyola University-Chicago School of Law—March 15, 2007
  • Lecture, Relationship Repair: Can the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses Be Reconciled?, Case Western Reserve School of Law—March 21, 2007
  • Lecture, The Contradictory Ways in Which the Courts View Administrative Agencies, Denver University School of Law—April 11, 2007
  • Debate participant, How Much Separation Does the Establishment Clause Require Between Church and State?, Lewis and Clark Law School—October 11, 2007
  • Lecture, Media Tort Liability for Harmful Entertainment Products, University of Kentucky College of Law—October 25, 2007
  • Lecture, The New Federalism, George Mason University School of Law—March 17, 2008
  • Featured Speaker, Why the Supreme Court Matters in a Presidential Election Year, The CATO Institute—March 19, 2008
  • Book lecture, An Entrenched Legacy: How the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Continues to Shape the Role of the Court, Institute of Law & Politics, University of Minnesota School of Law—April 28, 2008
  • Lecture, The New Deal Revisited: The Administrative State and the Economic Bailout, William Mitchell College of Law—October 9, 2008
  • Lecture, How Much Deference Is Due Administrative Agencies?, Chicago-Kent School of Law—November 11, 2008
  • Book lecture, Wrestling With God: The Courts’ Tortuous Treatment of Religion, University of Virginia School of Law—February 19, 2009
  • Lecture, The Bill of Rights as Concerned More with Government Structure than Individual Rights, University of Richmond School of Law—February 20, 2009
  • Lecture, The Bill of Rights as a Limited Government Protection, Not a Natural Rights Protection, University of Georgia School of Law—March 4, 2009
  • Book lecture, An Entrenched Legacy: How the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Continues to Shape the Role of the Supreme Court, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law—March 11, 2009
  • Debate, How Far Does the Establishment Clause Go In Protecting the Institutional Autonomy of Religious Organizations?, Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law—March 12, 2009
  • Lecture, An Equal Protection View of the First Amendment, University of Chicago Law School—October 29, 2009
  • Lecture, How the Court’s First Amendment Jurisprudence is Stuck in an Outmoded Media World, Georgetown University Law Center—February 26, 2010
  • Debate, Was Salazar v. Buono Wrongly Decided by the Ninth Circuit?, Florida State University College of Law—March 5, 2010
  • Lecture, The Mis-Use of the Establishment Clause as a Reverse Free Exercise Clause, University of California at Berkeley School of Law—March 31, 2010
  • Lecture, A Free Speech Model for an Information Society of Multiple Alternative Media Venues, Washington University School of Law—April 6, 2010
  • Debate, Does the Bill of Rights Seek to Foster Individual Freedom or to Limit Government Power?, Saint Louis University School of Law—April 7, 2010
  • Debate, Is Federalism Worth Pursuing?, University of Notre Dame Law School—September 9, 2010
  • Lecture, The Legacy of the Rehnquist Court’s Federalism Revolution, University of Colorado School of Law—October 7, 2010
  • Lecture, The Rehnquist Court and the Roots of the Current Limited Government Movement, Ohio Northern University College of Law—October 11, 2010
  • Lecture, Is Federalism a Workable Constitutional Doctrine?, Case Western Reserve University School of Law—October 13, 2010
  • Debate, Has the Establishment Clause Been Turned into a Heckler’s Veto?, Pace University School of Law—October 29, 2010
  • Lecture, Limited Government as an Explanation for the Bill of Rights, Valparaiso University School of Law—November 12, 2010
  • Debate, The First Amendment Implications of Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, Tulane University Law School—February 17, 2011
  • Lecture, The Historical Roots of the Federalism and Limited Government Movements During the Obama Era, Loyola University School of Law—February 17, 2011
  • Debate, Is There an Automatic Presumption of First Amendment Protection for any Media Entertainment Product?, Syracuse University College of Law—March 8, 2011
  • Lecture, The Ways in Which the New Deal Constitutional Revolution is Being Revisited and Reconsidered, Cornell Law School—March 9, 2011
  • Lecture, The Establishment Clause and the Establishment of Secular Rights, University of South Carolina School of Law—March 30, 2011
  • Lecture, Hard Look Review and the Issue of Judicial Intrusion into Administrative Rulemaking, Brown University Center for Public Policy and Ocean State Policy Research Institute—May 10, 2011
  • Lecture, The Relationship Between Courts and Agencies in an Era of Expanding Administrative Government, DePaul University College of Law—September 14, 2011
  • Lecture, The New Deal Legacy Under Siege, Marquette University School of Law—September 22, 2011
  • Lecture, Judicial Oversight of Increasingly Empowered Administrative Agencies, Hofstra University School of Law—September 28, 2011
  • Lecture, Is the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Being Unraveled?, Columbia University Law School—September 29, 2011
  • Lecture, Will the Obama Era Mark the Next Phase of the Court’s Federalism Revolution?, New York University School of Law—September 30, 2011
  • Lecture, The Shifting Relationship Between Courts and Agencies, University of Pennsylvania Law School—October 12, 2011
  • Lecture, Has the Establishment Clause Become an Individual Right?, Campbell University School of Law—October 28, 2011
  • Lecture, Debunking the Myth That Conservatism Ignores the Poor, Creighton University School of Law—November 3, 2011
  • Lecture, Conservatism and the War on Poverty, John Marshall Law School—November 10, 2011
  • Lecture, Federalism as the Spark Igniting a Counter-Revolution to the New Deal Constitutional Revolution, Washington & Lee University School of Law—November 16, 2011
  • Debate, Does Conservatism Serve the Poor?, University of Virginia School of Law—November 17, 2011
  • Lecture, The Transformation of Religious Liberty Notions from the Founding Era to the Present, Whittier Law School—February 6, 2012
  • Lecture, The Establishment Clause Conflict: Is It a Political Process Clause or a Religious Liberty Clause?, Loyola-Los Angeles Law School—February 7, 2012
  • Lecture, How the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Led Us to Healthcare Reform and the Tea Party, Pepperdine Law School—February 8, 2012
  • Lecture, The Central Constitutional Issue of Our Time: Was the New Deal Court Right When It Abandoned Limited Government?, University of Arizona School of Law—February 28, 2012
  • Lecture, The Purpose of the Establishment Clause: Ensuring a “Normal Political Process” or Protecting Religious Liberty, Regent University School of Law—March 5, 2012
  • Lecture, The Judicial Discomfort with Religious Liberty, Texas Wesleyan School of Law—March 21, 2012
  • Lecture, Conservatism and the War on Poverty, University of Tennessee College of Law—April 2, 2012
  • Debate, Should the Courts Protect Religious Institutions More Than They Do?, University of Colorado School of Law—April 10, 2012
  • Lecture, The Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Discussion of the Healthcare Decision, World Press Institute—August 31, 2012
  • Lecture, How the Court Has Used the Establishment Clause as a Cultural Regulator Rather than as a Principled Constitutional Provision, Columbia University Law School, New York, NY—September 26, 2012
  • Debate, Privacy versus Police Surveillance: A Debate on U.S. v. Jones, University of Minnesota Law School—October 25, 2012
  • Book lecture, The Bill of Rights as Limited Government Provisions, Georgetown University Law School—November 8, 2012
  • Lecture, State Secrets versus the First Amendment: The WikiLeaks Scenario, Baylor University School of Law—December 13, 2012
  • Lecture, How the Establishment Clause Has Been Turned Into A Heckler’s Veto, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA—February 21, 2013
  • Lecture, Judicial Oversight of Administrative Agencies in an Era of Increasing Agency Action, Florida State University College of Law—March 5, 2013
  • Debate, Does Limited Government Work Against the Poor and Working American? University of South Carolina—March 6, 2013
  • Lecture, The Contraceptive Mandate and Religious Liberty, Tulane University School of Law—March 13, 2013
  • Lecture, Religion and the Supreme Court, Texas Tech University School of Law—March 21, 2013
  • Debate, Limited Government as Social Justice, Washington University School of Law—April 1, 2013
  • Book lecture, Wrestling With God: The Court’s Tortuous Treatment of Religion, William Mitchell College of Law—April 12, 2013
  • Symposium speaker, How Incorporation Shaped the Endorsement Test, at 5th Annual Law & Society Symposium, Charleston School of Law—April 15, 2013
  • Featured author appearance, Midday, South Dakota Public Broadcasting – August 30, 2013
  • Lecture, Was the New Deal Constitutional Revolution an Enlightened Interpretation of the Constitution or a Reaction to a Monumental Crisis? Northwestern University School of Law – September 16, 2013
  • Lecture, The Revival of Federalism, Chicago-Kent College of Law—September 17, 2013
  • Debate, What Religious Liberty is Protected by the Establishment Clause? University of Wisconsin School of Law—September 23, 2013
  • Lecture, The Constitutional and Cultural Conflicts Underlying the Establishment Clause, New York Law School—September 30, 2013
  • Debate, Is the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Being Revisited? Brooklyn Law School—October 1, 2013
  • Debate, A Jurisprudence in Shambles: Is the Court About to Yet Again Modify its Establishment Clause Doctrine? American University Washington College of Law—October 28, 2013
  • Lecture, A New Deal for Conservatism, George Washington University Law School—October 29, 2013
  • Featured Commentator on Greece v. Galloway, Dakota Midday, South Dakota Public Broadcasting—November 5, 2013
  • Lecture, Conservatism and the Poor, The University of Arizona College of Law—February 24, 2014
  • Lecture, The Supreme Court Takes Up the Establishment Clause Again in Greece v. Galloway, Florida International University College of Law—March 4, 2014
  • Book Lecture, Limited Government and the Bill of Rights, University of California, Irvine School of Law—March 11, 2014
  • Debate, Does the Establishment Clause Exist Primarily for the Benefit of a Secular Society or For the Sake of Religious Liberty? Lewis & Clark School of Law—March 13, 2014
  • Lecture, How the Limited Government Principles of the Original Constitution Explain the Bill of Rights, University of California at Davis School of Law—March 31, 2014
  • Lecture, Greece v. Galloway and the Meaning of the Establishment Clause, University of San Francisco School of Law—April 1, 2014
  • Book Lecture, An Entrenched Legacy: How the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Continues to Shape the Role of the Supreme Court, University of Cincinnati College of Law—April 7, 2014
  • Featured Commentator, An Analysis of Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Wood v. Moss, Federalist Society podcast—April 11, 2014
  • Lecture, Should Originalism or Precedent Guide the Revisiting of the New Deal Constitutional Settlement? University of Wyoming College of Law—April 14, 2014
  • Featured Analyst, The Supreme Court Decision in Greece v. Galloway, South Dakota Public Broadcasting Midday—May 6, 2014