St. Thomas Law Journal to host Sept. 21 symposium on environmental law

St. Thomas Law Journal to host Sept. 21 symposium on environmental law

The Law Journal at the University of St. Thomas School of Law will host a Sept. 21 symposium on “Peace With Creation: Catholic Perspectives on Environmental Law.”

Archbishop Harry Flynn of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will be the keynote speaker for the all-day event, which will be held at School of Law building on the university’s downtown Minneapolis campus.

The symposium’s purpose is to foster scholarship and dialogue among theologians, lawyers and others about what insights Catholic social thought bring to both existing and proposed environmental laws and regulations.

Scholars and theologians from around the country will form three panels to explore the specific issues of stewardship, subsidiarity and the preferential option for the poor.

Panelists are:

  • Stewardship: William French, Loyola University of Chicago; Keith Douglas Warner, OFM, Santa Clara University; and John Nagle, Notre Dame School of Law.
  • Subsidiarity: Greg Beabout, St. Louis University Department of Philosophy; Jamison Colburn, Western New England College School of Law; and Jerome Organ, St. Thomas School of Law.
  • The Preferential Option for the Poor: Lucia Ann Silecchia, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Dr. John Hart, Boston University; and Andrew Morriss, University of Illinois College of Law.

Practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and the public are welcome to register for this event. Breakfast and lunch are included. CLE credits are being applied for.

For more information and registration information contact: Jill Akervik at (651) 962-4855 or watch for information on the School of Law Web site at