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.
Arthur Matas, transplant surgeon and professor at the U of M Medical Center, and Paul Wojda, Prof. of Theology at UST, will debate whether there should be a legal market for human organs.View Event Information»
Featuring Laura S. Underkuffler, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, and Thomas Berg, Professor of Law, UST School of LawView Event Information»
William T. Cavanaugh, Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University.View Event Information»
Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will deliver the keynote address for this groundbreaking conference that continues a conversation begun by feminist legal scholars and theologians marked by the recent publication of Feminism, Law, and Religion (Ashgate Press 2013, Failinger, Schiltz and Stabile, eds.) about the role that theology and religious law from diverse religions can play in the construction and critique of just law throughout the world.View Event Information»
Business as an Agent for Social Change:Social Entrepreneurship, Benefit Corporations and Curing Poverty
CLE: Lyman Johnson, Professor of Law and Elizabeth Babson, Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP, drafting author of the Benefit Corporation White Paper: "The Need and Rationale for the Benefit Corporation: Why it is the Legal Form that Best Addresses the Needs of the Social Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Ultimately, the Public." Michael Matheson Miller, Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute and Director and Host of the DVD series: "Poverty Cure."View Event Information»
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Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching
The Murphy Institute has published a Teaching Guide designed for Professors and Students of Law, Feminist Theory, and Sexual and Social Ethics. For more information and to download the complimentary Teaching Guide, click here.