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2008-2009 Catholic Lawyer's Program: Catholic Resources for Today’s Legal Profession


Practicing attorneys face a number of pressures as they strive to provide excellent service to their clients and also to fulfill their obligations to their families and to the community. This two-part series considered how Catholic social teaching on labor, work-life balance, and gender might shed light on these pressures and tensions.

Dueling Vocations: Managing the Tensions between our Private and Public Callings (January 2009)

Conversation with:
Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Reading:
Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Restructuring the Workplace to Accommodate Family Life: Forward, 4 U. St. Thomas L.J. (2008)
Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Motherhood and the Mission : What Catholic Law Schools Could Learn from Harvard about Women, 56 Cath. U.L. Rev. 405 (2007)
Elizabeth R. Schiltz, Should Bearing the Child Mean Bearing All the Cost? A Catholic Perspective on the Sacrifice of Motherhood and the Common Good, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 15 (2007)

Beyond Work-Life Balance (October 2008)

Conversation with:
Luke Connelly, Esq., Partner, Winston & Strawn, LLP (FLS '96)
Bill Poorten, Esq. (FLS '04)
Maryanne Stanganelli, Esq., Associate, Baker Hostetler (FLS '04)
Jessi Tamayo, Esq. Associate Director, Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics (FLS '04)
Amy Uelmen, Esq., Director, Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer's Work

Reading:
Pope John Paul II, Laborem Exercens, Encyclical on Human Work, September 14, 1981
Amelia J. Uelmen, The Evils of "Elasticity": Reflections on the Rhetoric of Professionalism and the Part-Time Paradox in Large Firm Practice, 33 Fordham Urban Law Journal 81-118 (2005)
Amelia J. Uelmen, Beyond Work-Life Balance, Church, 5 (Fall 2007).