It is with special pleasure that I add these dedicatory words to this inaugural issue of the Journal of Law, Philosophy and Culture, a new interdisciplinary publication of the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture of The Catholic University of America and the Columbus School of Law. This new journal promises to fulfill aspirations at the heart of both The Catholic University of America and its law school. In 1895, William C. Robinson, formerly dean of the Yale Law School, accepted his commission to spearhead a new law faculty at The Catholic University with the express purpose that this new faculty would excel in advancing knowledge about the philosophy of law and the meaning and value of law from the vantage of allied disciplines in the humanities. The unique promise of the new Journal will continue to fulfill this purpose and appears suited in an extraordinary way, by its very nature, to advance the integrative and transformative aspects of legal study illuminated by theories of philosophy, religion and social science.
Veryl Victoria Miles, Dean's Dedication, 1 J. L. Phil. & Culture v (2007).