The Villanova University School of Law, where I teach, will sponsor the first annual Scarpa Conference on Catholic Legal Studies on Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Connelly Center at Villanova University beginning at 9:00 a.m. The topic for the conference is "From John Paul II to Benedict XVI: Continuing the Re-evangelization of Law, Politics and Culture," and the keynote address will be given by Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., who will speak on "The Church’s Indirect Mission to the Sociopolitical Order." Other speakers include Professor Richard Garnett of Notre Dame Law School, Professor Amy Uelmen of Fordham University School of Law, and Professor Patrick McKinley Brennan of Villanova University School of Law.
The cost to attend the conference, which includes continental breakfast and lunch and certification of credit for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education purposes, is $75, or $25 for non-Villanova law students. Hardship exemptions are available in accordance with Villanova’s Continuing Legal Education Financial Hardship Policy. More information is available here .