Professor Lee Discusses Citizenship at Villanova Law Symposium

PHILADELPHIA – Campbell Law Professor Kevin Lee participated in The Joseph T. McCullen, Jr. Symposium on the topic of “Catholic Social Thought and Citizenship,” at Villanova University School of Law on Oct. 11, 2008. At the symposium, Lee served as a panelist, discussing the topic of “Citizenship and Catholic Social Teaching.” Lee also presented a paper entitled, “On Teaching Citizenship at a Catholic Law School,” which will subsequently be published in Villanova’s peer-reviewed Journal of Catholic Social Thought. In discussing his article, Lee stated, “The first part deals with what I take to be the special opportunity that Catholic schools can play in teaching citizenship for lawyers. It is mostly applicable to all Christian law schools. The second part is actually a summary of what I’ve been teaching in my seminar this term about the lawyer as citizen (although we are just reaching the J. S. Mill reading. “Papers presented at the 2008 McCullen Symposium ranged over history, politics, theology, philosophy and law. Several speakers and panels wrestled with the question of politicians, voters and abortion.

About Lee: Professor Lee began his legal career as a clerk for Judge Herbert J. Hutton, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He then worked for Braun Moriya Hoashi & Kubota in Tokyo, Japan, where he drafted joint venture agreements, licensing agreements, and other commercial contracts. Lee has previously held teaching positions at New York Law School, the University of Chicago and DePaul University. Currently, He is completing his doctoral dissertation and anticipates receiving a Doctorate in Ethics at the Divinity School of The University of Chicago in 2008. Lee has given presentations on law, ethics and politics at the American Political Science Association, Notre Dame University and the University of St. Thomas

About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others and create a more just society. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. In 2008, the Law School’s Moot Court Program was ranked in the top ten nationally by the University of Houston’s Blakely Advocacy Institute among 196 ABA accredited law schools. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,000 alumni, including 2,000 who reside and work in North Carolina. For the past 20 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina bar exam is unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In the fall of 2009, Campbell Law School will relocate from the main Campbell University campus to a new location in downtown Raleigh.