The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law aims to achieve distinction in the Catholic intellectual tradition and to promote the ideals of the dignity of each human person, respect for the inviolability of all human life, justice rooted in the common good, the recognition and protection of human rights as gifts of the Creator, care for the poor, the neglected, and the vulnerable, and the obligation of love for one another.
The Center for Law and the Human Person serves as our central resource for thinking about how these core commitments ought to inform the study, teaching, and practice of law. The Center will support relevant scholarly research and curricular development, emphasize student formation, and engage broader academic, professional, and public policy communities.
Submissions from 2023
A New Birth of Civil Rights, Louis Brown, Danielle Brown, and Roger Severino
Submissions from 2022
Dobbs and the Future of Constitutional Interpretation, Joel Alicea and Elizabeth Kirk
Abortion and the Meaning of Life: Some Anthropological Implications of the Viability Standard, David Crawford and Elizabeth Kirk
The Inter-American Human Rights System: Challenges to Its Legitimacy and The Road Ahead, Elizabeth Kirk, Juana Acosta, Stuardo Ralón, and Carlos Bernal Pulido
The Role of Adoption in a Post-Dobbs America, Elizabeth Kirk, Charlie Camosy, Ryan Hanlon, Jedd Medefind, Naomi Schaefer Riley, Kathryn Jean Lopez, and Sarah Zargoski