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Ryan Paukert, '20
Murphy Scholar Ryan Paukert applies lessons learned from the School of Law's Nonprofit Clinic to his own relationships.
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Alexandra Liebl, '20
Murphy Scholar Alexandra Liebl on "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure".
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Nathaniel M. Fouch, '20
Murphy Scholar Nathaniel M. Fouch shares his impression of modern reverence toward the sacred after a recent trip to Italy.
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Shadow Falls

William Sipling, '20
The following is an adaption of a paper entitled “Laudato Si’ and Social Theory: Developing Catholic Social Teaching Alongside Critical Cultural Critique,” presented at the December 7, 2019 roundtable discussion of the Critical Theory Research Network.
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Fall 2019 Law Journal Symposium Panelists

Shannon Dickson, '20
Murphy Scholar Shannon Dickson shares takeways following her attendance of the Fall 2019 Law Journal Symposium "Restorative Justice, Law, & Healing"
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Nathaniel Fouch, '20
Murphy Scholar Nathaniel Fouch on his attendance of the Moral Foundations of Law seminar at the Witherspoon Institute this summer.
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Shannon Eckman, '21
Murphy Scholar Shannon Eckman reflects on her summer in Washington D.C. as an extern with Catholic Charities USA.
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Georgetown Conference April 2019

Michelle Rash
The Murphy Institute's April 8 event "What is the Role of Law in Addressing the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis?", part of the "Finding Reasons for Our Hope" series, was followed by an invite-only conference at Georgetown University on April 9. Several members of the School of Law community represented the University of St. Thomas at this convening as the Catholic Church continues to forge a path forward in a particularly unsettled time.
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Seanne Harris
The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy is expanding eligibility for its Murphy Scholars fellowship program to include J.D or M.A. Catholic Studies (CSMA) students, not just those enrolled in the J.D./ CSMA joint degree program at the University of St. Thomas.
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Lisa Schiltz participates in U.S. Convening

Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy
Elizabeth Schiltz (Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy) was invited to participate in a Convening of U.S. Academic Centers on Catholic Social Thought with Cardinal Peter Turkson, at Georgetown University from May 31 – June 2.
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Newsroom, March 3, 2017
Two widely known commentators, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and professor Dr. Cornel West, will discuss “Christianity and Politics in the United States Today” in a program Friday, April 7, in James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall of Anderson Student Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.
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