Religiously Affiliated Law Schools
spring 2008 conference
Hosted at Boston College Law School
April 6-8, 2008
Faith can spark professional formation and intellectual growth as well as spiritual and moral development. The Conference presentations and panels will center on the relationship between religion and a lawyer’s professional formation, that is, how faith can influence the growth of our students as lawyers and the development of our faculty members as scholars, teachers, and mentors. This two-day event should be of great interest both to faculty and to student service professionals.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Roman Catholic Mass, Trinity Chapel, BC Law School (for those interested)
Speaker: John Garvey, Dean, Boston College Law School
Table Discussion: Identify 10 things you do differently at your law school because you are a religiously affiliated institution
Monday, April 7, 2008
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Teaching Through the Lens of Faith: Successfully Engaging Religious Issues in the Classroom
- Ladislas Orsy, S.J., Georgetown
- Mark Osler, Baylor
- Chaim Saiman, Villanova
- Amy Uelmen, Fordham
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Break and informal discussion
10:45 – 12:15 p.m.
Student Vocational Discernment: Sparking the Spiritual, Moral, and Professional Formation of Young Adults (and us too!)
- Jeff Brauch, Dean, Regent
- R. Michael Cassidy, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Boston College and BC Law School students
- Natt Gant, Regent
- Jerome Organ, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Univ. of St. Thomas (Minneapolis)
- Susan Stabile, Univ. of St. Thomas (Minneapolis)
- Ronald Volkmer, Creighton
Lunch & Speaker: Cutberto Garza, Provost, Boston College, Gasson Hall, Chestnut Hill Campus
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Hiring (and Admitting) for Mission: What It Means and How To Do It
- Mary Bowman, Seattle Univ.
- Cari Haaland, Director of Admissions, Univ. of St. Thomas (Minneapolis)
- Kenneth W. Starr, Dean, Pepperdine
- Kevin Worthen, Dean, BYU
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Scholarship Through the Lens of Faith: Who Is Your Audience and Why Do You Want To Reach Them?
- Michael Broyde, Emory
- Vince Rougeau, Notre Dame
- David Skeel, Univ. of Pennsylvania
10:45 – 12:15 p.m.
The Challenge of Inclusion: Avoiding the Us and Them
- Sam Levine, Pepperdine
- Lucia Silecchia, Catholic Univ. of America
- Norah Wylie, Dean for Students, Boston College, and BC students
The cost of the conference is $175.00 per person, which includes dinner on Sunday and Monday evening. Additional guests may attend the Monday Boston Dinner for $50.00 each.
Download the printable PDF form here, and send with your check (made out to Boston College Law School) to:
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
Greg Kalscheur, 617-552-6850
Paige Renaghan, 617-552-8666
A personalized web link for this event has been created by the Sheraton Newton Hotel, and special rates are available. Guests can access the website to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from October 07, 2007 to April 08, 2008.
Go to Sheraton Newton Website