December 2016 Luncheon Meeting

  • 12/09/2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Event Administrator
  • Registrant will pay ULC directly for meal

Registration is closed

Speaker: Emily Kadens

Why should legal scholars at Northwestern whistle “Gary Indiana” from The Music Man as they peruse the school’s stunning collection of rare law books?

You’ll learn that and more as Northwestern professor and gifted speaker Emily Kadens reveals important developments in the history of legal education in a beautifully illustrated talk. Drawing on a top collection of rare continental European and English law books - many with gorgeous hand-drawn lettering, painted illuminations, and lavish woodcuts - she will even highlight some odd illustrated books designed to teach younger students.

A prize-winning writer and lively speaker, she brings a rich academic background, with a JD from the U of C complemented by a PhD in history from Princeton and a degree in medieval history from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve. She speaks fluent Dutch and also fluent Texan, having been on the faculty at UT Austin. Whether you’re a lawyer, ever watched a courtroom drama, or just love great stories about rare books, this luncheon’s for you!

December luncheon:Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30. Luncheon is $32. Reservations or cancellations by noon Wednesday for Friday lunch. Call 312 255 3710 or e-mail


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710