Fully Human: Discernment, Change, and Growth for the Beltway Lawyer

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Catholic Law’s Law and Public Policy Lecture Series hosted its third and final program of the 2022 series on Thursday, March 31, 2022. The evening program, "Fully Human: Discernment, Change, and Growth for the Beltway Lawyer," featured guest speakers Louis Brown, Executive Director of the Christ Medicus Foundation, and Glenn Willard, Of Counsel for Squire Patton Boggs. Brown and Willard shared their stories about their intellectual and professional journeys through growth, discernment, and change over two decades in the public arena.

Brian Svoboda, Director of the Law and Public Policy Program, opened the event with a welcome to those in attendance and introductory remarks. Brown and Willard then responded to a series of moderated questions posed by Svoboda. The hour-long conversation shared both Brown’s and Willard’s journey with their Catholic faith, where they are on that journey today, and how their faith impacts each of their work. In particular, their comments covered how they came to break away from the “path of least resistance,” and addressed the problem of work/ life balance through unity of vocation. The program concluded with questions from the audience and a reception in the atrium, where students and alumni talked directly with the speakers.