Terrence J. Murphy Institute

for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy is a collaboration between the Center for Catholic Studies and the School of Law at the University of St. Thomas. The Institute explores the various interactions between law and Catholic thought on topics ranging from workers' rights to criminal law to marriage and family. 

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Just Wages: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Perspectives

Friday, January 23, 2015

Prof. Susan Stabile (UST Law) and Dr. David Vang (UST Finance) discuss Catholic Social Thought, just wages, and the economics of the minimum wage.

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Young V United Parcel Services

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Expert panelists analyze the oral arguments made in the Supreme Court Young V United Parcel Services case. Panelists include: Sara Gross Methner (UST General Counsel), Tom Berg (UST Law), Teresa Collett (UST Law), and Melissa Raphan (Dorsey LLP). Program moderated by Elizabeth Schiltz (UST Law).

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Panel Discussion of Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty First Century"

Thursday, February 5, 2015

An interdisciplinary panel of speakers will analyze French economist Thomas Piketty's New York Times Bestseller "Capital" and his economic theory which focuses on wealth and inequality in the twenty-first century.

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"Does Believing Corrupt Thinking? Faith, Antecedent Commitments, and Intellectual Inquiry"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Featuring Steven Justice, President of the Berkeley Institute and Professor of English at UC Berkeley and the University of Mississippi.

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Magnificent Magnificat: J.S. Bach Interpreting the Canticle of Mary

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An evening with Fr. Michael Joncas, internationally renown liturgical composer and now University of St. Thomas artist-in-residence will give a lecture on the Canticle of Mary.

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