A Panel Discussion on
Natural Law in Court:
A History of Legal Theory in Practice
R. H. Helmholz, University of Chicago
Michael Moreland, Villanova University
Jeffrey Pojanowski, University of Notre Dame
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 5:15-7:30PM
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom (10th Floor)
25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, Illinois
Join us for a reception and panel discussion of the recent book by R. H. Helmholz, Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory in Practice (Harvard University Press, 2015). Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Until very recently, lawyers in the Western tradition studied natural law as a part of their training, and the task of the judicial system was to put its tenets into concrete form, building an edifice of positive law on natural law’s foundations. Although much has been written about natural law in theory, surprisingly little has been said about how it has shaped legal practice. Natural Law in Court asks how lawyers and judges made and interpreted natural law arguments in England, Europe, and the United States, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the American Civil War.
CLE CREDIT PENDING
Sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institue and co-sponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago and Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
5:15pm Registration and Reception | 6:15pm Program
$25 General / Free for Students with ID.
Register online at WWW.LUMENCHRISTI.ORG