Great Texts in Legal History Seminar and Discussion

Oct 28, 2020
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$104 Registration Fee/ $50 for JD students.
Open to lawyers and law school students. CLE credit available.

Others interested in participating should contact us. Seminars will be held online over Zoom.

The Lumen Christi Institute has partnered with the Catholic Lawyers Guild to offer a monthly close-reading seminar on “Great Texts in Legal History.”  The seminar will be led by Austin Walker (Assistant Director of the Lumen Christi Institute) and moderated by Judge Tom Donnelly. This monthly online seminar will allow lawyers to read and analyze great short works that illuminate the relationship between law, ethics, free will, authority, and God. Selections are short enough to read immediately beforehand. We will also read them during the session.


September 23 | The Ten Commandments

October 28 | Lincoln's Second Inaugural

November 18 | 2 Samuel 11 and 12: David and Bathsheba & Nathan rebukes David

December 16 | Frederick Douglass, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (excerpts)

January 20 | Thomas Aquinas, Treatise on Law (excerpts)

February 24 | Lawrence Joseph, Curriculum Vitae (poem)