Davis delivers inaugural Beller Lecture (VIDEO)

In his inaugural lecture as Beller Family Professor of Business Law, "Law, Lawyers, and Global Development: Can Lawyers Change the World?" Kevin Davis addressed the question of how the law and lawyers can play a role in economic development worldwide. Laying out competing theories and exploring their complexities, Davis asked, "Do we have to give up on the idea of us, as lawyers, changing things for the better?" His answer: no—although with significant limitations—by ensuring good-faith actions in the workings of government, making information publicly accessible, and "acting one case at a time, one client at a time" to do good.