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Richard Garnett
Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

Respondent: Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., Boston College

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Gasson 100, Boston College

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Richard Garnett is Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Professor of Law, and concurrent Professor of Political Science, at the University of Notre Dame. His areas of scholarly interest and expertise include constitutional law, religious freedom, Catholic education and the First Amendment. He is the author of dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters, and comments regularly in print and broadcast media on legal matters.  His current book project, Two There Are:  Understanding the Separation of Church and State, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.  Prof. Garnett is the founding director of the Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State, and Society, an interdisciplinary project that focuses on the role of religious institutions, communities, and authorities in the social order. He is also a fellow of Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives, a founding Associate of the American Center for School Choice, and a senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. After earning a his B.A. in Philosophy from Duke University and J.D. from Yale Law School, he clerked for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, then for the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, William H. Rehnquist.

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Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., is Associate Professor at Boston College Law School and Senior Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences. Prior to his employment at Boston College, he taught political science at Loyola College, was assistant to the director of Loyola’s Center for Values and Services, and served as assosciate pastor at St. Raphael the Archangel Church in Raleigh, NC. Before entering the Society of Jesus in 1992, he served as clerk for Judge Kenneth F. Ripple, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and worked as litigator at Hogan & Hartson.   

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