NEWS AND EVENTS

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The McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy Hosts Inaugural Summer Fellowship Program

In summer 2020, the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy held its inaugural Summer Fellowship Program. The McCullen Center offered six internship placements to students in the areas of constitutional law, the role of religion in civil society, and the promotion of human dignity and the common good. The program also offered 12 research assistantships to students who wished to conduct research projects under faculty supervision on issues related to the intersection of law, religion and public policy.

New Constitutional Studies Initiative to examine the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and religion

The new initiative is part of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at the Charles Widger School of Law. Students and scholars will explore the significance of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and religion, as well as the relationship between economic freedom and civil society, through a new Constitutional Studies Initiative. 

Villanova University Appoints Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion

Dr. Moreland also appointed Director of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Villanova University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, today announced the appointment of Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion. 

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Names the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy in Recognition of Gifts Totaling $5 Million

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law announced today that its Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy will be named in honor of Eleanor H. McCullen, recognizing recent gifts totaling $5 million from her husband, Joseph T. McCullen Jr. ’57 CLAS. 

    

Events

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Church Today: Responding to the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church

Saturday, March 20
Virtual Event

 

Education Freedom in the Age of COVID

Wednesday, March 10
Virtual Event

 

Civil Liberty and The Rise of Cancel Culture

Sponsored by the Union League Legacy Foundation and the McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy, Villanova University

Thursday, February 18
Virtual Event

"Saving our Order: Thomas Becket, Henry II and the Law of Church and State" featuring Rowan Williams

Thursday, December 10
Virtual Event

A recording of this lecture is available to view online

 

43rd Annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture

Thursday, October 22
Virtual Event

 

Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court

Tuesday, September 24
Virtual Event

 

Law and the Augustinian Tradition Lecture Series: "Black Dignity and the Augustinian Political Theology"

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Virtual Event

 

Religious Freedom: A Global Conversation

February 10, 2020
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

The Legacy of Nuremberg: 75 Years Later

Presented by The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Greater Philadelphia Law Professors' Ethics Consortium

October 29, 2020
Virtual Event

Watch the recorded livestream

Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech

November 12, 2019
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

The Irony of Modern Catholic History

November 4, 2019
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

The Art and Science of Judging in a Constitutional Republic

October 28, 2019
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

A Christian Idea of Our Society

September 27, 2019
Palazzo Giustiniani, Rome

 

Law and the Augustinian Tradition Lecture Series

September 5, 2019
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

Promoting a Responsible and Free Conscience in Today's Society

June 14-15, 2019
Blackfriars, Oxford, UK

Co-sponsored by Las Casas Institute; the Aquinas Institute; the Anscombe Centre, Oxford; and the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham.

 

The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett on Constitutional Originalism and Continuity

February 25, 2019
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

A recording of this lecture is available to view online.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Keynotes Conference on “The Value of Tradition in the Global Context”

December 2018
Rome campus of Università LUMSA

 

Law and the Augustinian Tradition Inaugural Lecture Series

August 28, 2018
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law


The Annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture: Anthony T. Kronman, Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School

April 24, 2018
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law


The 2018 Joseph T. McCullen Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law

April 10, 2018
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law


The 2017 Joseph T. McCullen Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law

March 17, 2017
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

The 2017 Joseph T. McCullen Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law

March 17, 2017
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085