Delivering the keynote address at the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, June 2018.

David Lat has addressed groups across the country on a wide range of topics, including the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, law firms and the business of law, law schools and legal education, media and the First Amendment, legal technology, social networking for lawyers, diversity in the legal profession, and coronavirus/Covid-19.

He has appeared as a speaker or faculty member at numerous conferences and continuing legal education programs, including the judicial conferences of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the District of Delaware, the District of Hawaii, and the District of Oregon, as well as events sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the National Association for Law Placement, the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Practising Law Institute. He has delivered speeches and made presentations to Am Law 200 law firms and leading boutiques, at firmwide retreats, partner retreats, hiring committee meetings, diversity events, and similar gatherings. He has spoken or guest-lectured at more than 40 law schools, including all the so-called “T14” or Top 14 law schools.

David would be happy to work with you to design a custom presentation for your organization. For rates, availability, and references, please contact him. Lists of some of the groups he has addressed and some of the law schools he has spoken at appear below.


  • Alt Legal
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • American Constitution Society
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Avvo
  • Clio
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Delaware Inns of Court
  • Factor
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
  • Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York
  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
  • Harvard Law School Association
  • Linn American Inn of Court
  • Media Law Resource Center
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • National Association for Law Placement
  • National Association of Legal Search Consultants
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  • Philippine American Bar Association
  • Practising Law Institute
  • Regis Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Walmart
  • Yale Law School Association
Speaking at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, April 2015.

Law Schools

  • Yale University
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Chicago
  • New York University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • University of California—Berkeley
  • Duke University
  • University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
  • Northwestern University
  • Cornell University
  • University of California—Los Angeles
  • Georgetown University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Boston University
  • Fordham University
  • University of California—Davis
  • William & Mary Law School
  • Ohio State University
  • George Mason University
  • Indiana University—Bloomington
  • University of Arizona (Rogers)
  • University of Colorado—Boulder
  • University of California—Hastings
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Yeshiva University (Cardozo)
  • University of Connecticut
  • Tulane University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Nevada—Las Vegas
  • Seton Hall University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
  • University at Buffalo—SUNY
  • Marquette University
  • Texas Tech University Law School
  • West Virginia University
  • New York Law School
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of Baltimore
  • Southwestern Law School
Speaking at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, February 2010.

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