19th Annual John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture

The Fade-Out of American Justice: The Nation's State Court Crisis

Lincoln Caplan, Author, Journalist, and Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, delivered his talk, The Fade-Out of American Justice: The Nation's State Court Crisis, at TU College of Law on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.


About Lincoln Caplan

Lincoln Caplan is the Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. With a BA and a JD from Harvard, Caplan has been a journalist with and contributor to, among others, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and US News and World Report. He was editor and president of Legal Affairs from 2000 to 2006. Among his books are Skadden: Power, Money and the Rise of an Empire and Up Against the Law: Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court. He teaches Shaping Legal Opinions: Journalism and Clashes in Law at Yale Law School.


About the John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture

The Hager Lecture is an annual event held in memory of former TU Law professor John W. Hager to bring eminent professionals to the Tulsa legal community to share their ideas on law and justice. Hager served on the TU Law faculty for more than 40 years and is still remembered at the College of Law as the “King of Torts.”