Feb. 28: "Sex, Legal Pluralism and the Codex Iuris Canonici"

The Global Legal Studies Center announces its next Legal Pluralism Speaker Series event:

"Sex, Legal Pluralism and the Codex Iuris Canonici"
featuring Patrick J. Wall, senior consultant, Manly & Stewart

Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lubar Commons (7200 Law)

Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi.
A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the Speaker

Patrick J. Wall, a canon lawyer and world-renowned expert on the Catholic clergy abuse crisis, has been a senior consultant at Manly & Stewart since 2002. A former Roman Catholic priest and Benedictine monk, Wall has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master of divinity degree from Saint John's University in Minnesota. In 2007, he received an LL.M in canon law from the Cardiff University School of Law in Wales. While a practicing priest in Minnesota, Wall served as a faculty resident, member of the seminary sexual abuse response team, associate pastor, parochial administrator, defender of the bond, advocate, tribunal judge, high school instructor, member of the archdiocesan finance council, and member of the Canon Law Society of America. After working as a "fixer" in the church, dealing with the aftermath of sexually abusive priests in parishes and schools, Wall left the priesthood, finding that the only way that abuse survivors would get the help and healing they needed was outside of the church hierarchy. Wall has consulted on more than 200 cases of clergy abuse in the United States. He is the author of "Sex, Priests and Secret Codes," a leading book on the 2000-year history of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, and is co-author of the forthcoming "New Book of Gomorrah."

Submitted by Law School News on February 26, 2013

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