September 16, 2022
On September 15, 2022, Catholic Law Professor Lucia A. Silecchia was a speaker at the Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools (RALS), hosted at Touro Law School in New York. The 2022 conference theme was "The Past, Present, and Future of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools." The RALS conference brings together university leaders, law school deans and faculty, judges, and lawyers to speak on a range of topics relevant to religiously affiliated law schools from diverse faith traditions. Silecchia spoke on a panel entitled, "Religion and Faculty Hiring," with colleagues from Loyola Law School (Chicago) and Pepperdine Law School. Other panels addressed religion in the intellectual life of the law school, religious thought in scholarship and advocacy, religion and the practice of law, religious liberty advocacy, and a roundtable discussion on the general theme of the past, present, and future of religiously affiliated law schools.