President's Lectures


Flyer for the Dillard University Revius O. Ortique Lecture on Law & Society


The Justice Revius O. Ortique Jr. Lecture on Law & Society was launched in 2010 to highlight the work of Ortique, a Dillard alumnus who became the first African-American justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1992. The lecture showcases the University’s long-standing history and commitment to civil rights engagement. 


This year's lecturer is Kim M. Boyle, Esq., a member of the Dillard University Board of Trustees and the vice-managing partner of Phelps Dunbar LLP’s New Orleans office. She has an active trial practice representing public and private employers in employment related claims and other litigation matters. Trustee Boyle frequently speaks on employment-related topics, litigation and issues of procedure, as well as diversity, ethics and professionalism. She served as the first female African-American president of the Louisiana State Bar Association as well as the first African-American president of the New Orleans Bar Association. Trustee Boyle formerly served as judge pro tempore for Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, as well as an assistant professor of Law at Loyola University College of Law.


Trustee Boyle received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1987 and her A.B. from Princeton University in 1984. Her connection to Dillard started at a young age as she grew up in the Gentilly area a few blocks from Dillard University, and spent time on that campus growing up. Her parents met at Dillard and her mother is a proud Dillard alumna. In honor of her parents and their commitment to education, Trustee Boyle started the Ernest and Connie Boyle Scholarship in their names.


Download the event program HERE.



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