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Catholic Perspectives on Criminal Justice Reform

February 10 - February 12

The CSLD will host a three-day public lecture and workshop series addressing Catholic perspectives on criminal justice reform. The workshops and public lectures will examine how Catholic tradition and social thought might inform the challenges confronting today’s American criminal justice system. This event is the second of two academic gatherings on this topic (the first to be held at Seattle University on October 7-9, 2021); the papers from both colloquia will be published as an edited volume. Expected participants Cecelia Klingele (University of Wisconsin Law School), Irene Joe (UC-Davis Law School), Rick Garnett (University of Notre Dame Law School), Stephen Pope (Cornell Law School), R. H. Helmholz (University of Chicago Law School), Meghan Ryan (Southern Methodist University Law School), Brian Murray (Seton Hall Law School), Michael Cassidy (Boston College Law School), Maria Hawilo (Loyola University School of Law),Michael O’Hear (Marquette University Law School), Francis X. Shen (University of Minnesota Law School), John Stinneford (University of Florida Levin College of Law), Mark Osler (University of St. Thomas Law School), Marc DiGirolami (St. John’s University Law School), and Rev. Gregory O’Meara S.J. (Marquette University Law School). Co-sponsors include the Lumen Christi Institute’s Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network and its co-sponsors (Georgetown University Law Center, Notre Dame Law School, Boston College Law School, Fordham University School of Law, Loyola University Chicago Law School, University of St. Thomas School of Law, The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, The Institute on Religion, Law, and Lawyer’s Work at Fordham University School of Law, Center on Race, Law, and Justice at Fordham University School of Law, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, Catholic Prison Ministry Coalition, and Kolbe House Jail Ministry).



February 10
February 12
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Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy


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