About the Public Interest Lecture Series

The Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture Series was established in 2004 as a tribute to Sidney Shainwald’s life and work.

For Sybil Shainwald, endowing the Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture Series is a meaningful way to pay homage to the extraordinary life and career of her husband. For New York Law School, it is an opportunity to further Sidney’s efforts and to honor a man who was invaluable in both his life and work.

The outstanding speakers in the series are listed below.

(2004 to the Present)

April 22, 2004
Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq.
Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund The Feinberg Group, LLP

June 1, 2005
The Honorable Edward M. Kennedy
Senior Senator from Massachusetts

May 2, 2006
The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

October 11, 2007
The Honorable Chuck Hagel
Senior Senator from Nebraska

April 29, 2009
The Honorable Jack B. Weinstein
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

April 6, 2010
The Honorable Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.)
United States Supreme Court Justice

March 2, 2012
The Honorable John F. Kerry
Senior Senator from Massachusetts

September 16, 2014
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
House Democratic Leader and 60th Speaker of the House

March 14, 2016
The Honorable George J. Mitchell
Former Senate Majority Leader and U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace

February 6, 2018
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

November 1, 2019
Constitutional Law Professor Laurence Tribe
Carl M. Loeb & Univeristy Professor, Harvard University