The Hugh J. and Frank Tamisiea Lecture in Trusts and Estates was established at the University of Iowa College of Law through the generosity of Hugh J. Tamisiea and his sister, Ruth.  The Lecture honors Hugh and his father, Frank, both graduates of the College of Law, who practiced together in the firm of Tamisiea and Tamisiea, one of the oldest law firms under one family name in the State of Iowa.

The Lecture brings distinguished speakers to address the law of estate planning.

Prior Tamisiea Lecturers include Professors Mark L. Ascher, John H. Langbein, Jeffrey A. Schoenblum, Lionel Smith, and Lawrence W. Waggoner.

Beginning in 2019, the Tamisiea Lectures focus on the law and practice of global wealth management.  The Tamisiea Lectures for 2019 were given by:

Professor Alexandra Braun
Lord President Reid Chair in Law
University of Edinburgh
Friday, September 20, 2019
Testamentary Promises: Wealth Transfers Behind the Scenes


Mr. William J. Butler
Global head, Private Client Practice
McDermott, Will & Emery
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Private Client Law: A Practice with an Ever-Changing News Feed


The Tamisea Lecture for 2020 was given by:

Ms. Suzanne L. Shier
Wealth Planning Practice Executive
Chief Tax Strategist/Tax Counsel for Wealth Management
Northern Trust
September 2020 (by Zoom)




The Tamisiea Lecture for 2021 was given by:

Mr. James A. Casey, the partner in charge of the Private Client/Trusts & Estates practice at Mayer Brown, will deliver a Tamisiea Lecture in Fall 2021.






We are delighted to announce our Tamisiea Lecturers for 2022 and 2023:

Professor Lusina Ho, the Harold Hsiao-Wo Lee Professor in Trust and Equity at the University of Hong Kong, will deliver a Tamisiea Lecture in Fall 2023.





Associate Professor Ying Liew of the University of Melbourne Law School, also will deliver a Tamisiea Lecture in Fall 2023.





Professor Gallanis will deliver a Tamisiea Lecture in Fall 2022.