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Luncheons – Over the Years


While we cannot be together this year to celebrate legal history at our Annual Membership Luncheon, we can look back at some of our past luncheon vignettes. On this date in 2009, Professor Norman Otto Stockmeyer presented on the famous cow case Sherwood v Walker. Read Professor Stockmeyer’s vignette here. You can also view the PowerPoint here.

You can also read more about the case in our Verdict of History here as well as more about the case including poems about Rose under “The Forgotten Years” here.

To read more Annual Membership Luncheon vignettes, visit this page. To watch videos of a select number* of our previous luncheons, visit our YouTube channel here (then like & subscribe).


*Unfortunately, not all of our previous luncheons were recorded on video. Everything we do have, however, has been uploaded to YouTube.

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For the first time since we began the event in 1992, the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society will not host its popular Annual Membership Luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club this spring. Originally, this¬† year’s Luncheon had been scheduled for Thursday, May 14th; however, the COVID-19 crisis has required that we change our plans. This year’s Luncheon is canceled; next year’s Luncheon will be held on April 15, 2021.

Since we can’t meet for the Luncheon this spring, we thought we would show you some of the vignettes from over the past 28 years. Even better, for a few of them we have video — so you can feel as if you were there (and maybe you were!). We’ll continue to share and update this page. For now, here are links to the videos on our YouTube channel. Please like and subscribe!

Dennis Archer — April 13, 2000 — watch here!

Thomas Brennan — April 26, 2001 — watch here!

John Engler — April 18, 2002 — watch here!

Fred Baker — April 28, 2005 — watch here!

Paul Carrington — April 18, 2007 — watch here!

Lawrence Glazer — April 19, 2012 — watch it here!





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