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UDM Law Hosts 16th Annual McElroy Lecture

The annual McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, located immediately adjacent to the School of Law at 629 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. This year's lecturer is Prof. Sarah (Sally) Barringer Gordon, Professor of Constitutional Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania. During her lecture, Gordon will discuss the history of American Catholicism and its engagement in corporate law, especially in the early national period. 

Gordon specializes in teaching the areas of church and state, property, legal history in the law school, and American religious and constitutional history and is a widely recognized scholar and commentator on religion in American public life and the law of church and state. Her first book, The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (Univ. of North Carolina, 2002), won the Mormon History Association’s and the Utah Historical Society’s best book awards in 2003.

Since 1998, UDM began the McElroy lecture series dealing with prominent issues of religion, law, and society. Prior lecturers have been U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Stephen L. Carter, Adam Cardinal Maida, Hon. John T. Noonan, Jr., Michael John Perry, Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, Dennis W. Archer, Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Cass R. Sunstein, Noah Feldman, Dr. Leslie Griffin, and Cardinal Roger Mahony.

The lecture is open to the public and a complimentary reception will follow at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the School of Law's atrium, immediately adjacent to the Church.

Release date: March 13, 2014

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