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Charles E. Rice and the 2012 Pascal Lectures

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 Pascal Lectures on Christianity and the University will be given by Charles E. Rice.



Charles E. Rice is Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame law School. His areas of specialization are constitutional law and jurisprudence. He currently teaches 'Law and Morality' at Notre Dame.

Professor Rice was born in 1931, received the B.A. degree from the College of the Holy Cross, the J.D. from Boston College Law School, and the LL.M. and J.S.D. from New York University. He served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Lt Col. in the Marine Corps Reserve (Ret.). He practiced law in New York City and taught at New York University Law School and Fordham Law School before joining, in 1969, the faculty of law at Notre Dame.

From 1981 to 1993, Professor Rice was a member of the Education Appeal Board of the U.S. Department of Education. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and to various Congressional committees on constitutional issues, and is an editor of the American Journal of Jurisprudence.

His continuing 13-part series, The Good Code: The Natural Law is available from the Eternal Word Television Network. Among his books are Freedom of Association, The Supreme Court and Public Prayer, The Vanishing Right to Live, Authority and Rebellion, Beyond Abortion: The Theory and Practice of the Secular State, and 50 Questions on the Natural Law. His latest books are Where Did I Come From? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There? (2nd ed.), co-authored with Dr Theresa Farnan, and What Happened to Notre Dame?, both published by St Augustine's Press in 2009.

He is a faculty advisor and assistant coach of the Notre Dame Boxing Club. He and his wife, Mary, have ten children and they reside in Mishawaka, Indiana.


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