How, or whether, to integrate Catholic Social Teaching into the law school experience and how to best mesh Catholic identity into a schools’ mission have long sparked debate at a number of Catholic institutions across the country. Deans from four prominent Catholic law schools met to discuss those topics at St. Mary’s University School of Law Friday, Feb.6.

Thomas Mengler, dean, University of St. Thomas School of Law; Veryl Victoria Miles, dean, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; Mark Sargent, dean, Villanova University School of Law and Charles E. Cantú, dean, St. Mary’s University School of Law participated in the forum in front of a full house of law students and faculty in St. Mary’s Law Classroom Building. Through this colloquium, St. Mary’s University hopes to begin a dialogue about the challenges, compromises and solutions that may be reached by law schools grappling with these issues.

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