BC to Host Conference on Catholicism and the Law

BC to Host Conference on Catholicism and the Law

Six eminent scholars will discuss Catholicism and the legal profession at the Boston Catholic Law Students Conference this Saturday, March 17, at the Boston College Law School on Newton Campus.

The conference will begin at noon with a Mass in Trinity Chapel celebrated by University President William P. Leahy, SJ. Following lunch in Barat House, the lectures will be presented in the Law School's East Wing building as follows: "Reflections on the Lilies of the Valley," by Paul Freund Professor of Law Charles Donahue, Harvard Law School; "Labor, Capital and Catholic Teaching," by Prof. Thomas C. Kohler (Law); "Tax Policy and Catholic Teaching," Prof. James Repetti (Law).

"Catholic Issues in Bioethics," by Associate Professor of Law Dwight C. Duncan, Southern New England Law School; "The Catholic Lawyer and Affiliational Wisdom," by Prof. Scott T. FitzGibbon (Law); and "Public Servant of Two Masters," by Law School Dean John Garvey.

The idea for the conference grew out of discussions between Garvey and BC Law students about the lack of an organized effort to assist and educate law students who are Catholic. Third-year student Mike Marcucci, president of the St. Thomas More Society, said he found that student leaders at area law schools were interested in helping to organize the event.

"Catholic teaching has a lot to offer the law," said Marcucci, "but it is hard to find opportunities to hear this teaching presented in a legal context for an audience of legal specialists."

For more information, contact the St. Thomas More Society at ext.2-8842.

-Sean Smith and Law School Communications Manager Nathaniel Kenyon


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