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Garvey to Speak at O'Malley Dinner

9/11/09--BC Law Dean John H. Garvey will be the featured speaker at a dinner hosted by Cardinal Sean O'Malley at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on September 20, 2009. The dinner will follow the Red Mass, held at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

9/11/09--BC Law Dean John H. Garvey will be the featured speaker at a dinner hosted by Cardinal Sean O'Malley at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on September 20, 2009. The dinner will follow the Red Mass, held at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
 
BC Law alumnus Paul McNamara ('65) will chair the event.

Dean Garvey is the current president of the Association of American Law Schools. He attended college at Notre Dame (1970) and law school at Harvard (1974). Upon graduation from law school he clerked for Irving R. Kaufman on the Second Circuit. He later served as Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, and taught at Kentucky, Michigan, and Notre Dame before coming to Boston College in 1999. He has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Danforth Foundation. At age 34 he was elected to the American Law Institute.

Dean Garvey is the author of influential textbooks on constitutional theory and the first amendment. In 1996 he published What Are Freedoms For?
He coauthored Religion and the Constitution in 2006 (Aspen 2nd ed.), and Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church in 2007 (Crossroad).

Cardinal O'Malley currently serves as the Archbishop of Boston. He was elevated to the rank of Cardinal in March of 2006. He is a member of the Congregation for the Clergy, and the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in the Roman Curia.