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Canon Law 101 (FCIL-SIS)


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (10am - 11am US/Central)


Please join the Foreign Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section Customary & Religious Law Interest Group on October 26 at 10:00 am US Central time for a webinar on Canon Law 101! All AALL members are welcome to attend. Register now.

This webinar introduces canon law: the administrative code of the Catholic Church. Attendees will learn about the historical development of canon law, focusing on the first universal canonical code, the “Pio Benedictine” Code of Canon Law of 1917, and Pope St. John Paul II's order to revise this code, culminating in the promulgation of the current 1983 code of canon law. Attendees will also learn how canon law is enforced through the canonical court system, one of the most complete unified systems of courts and legal systems in the world, covering all parts of the globe where Roman Catholics live. Finally, attendees will learn how canonical research is conducted and how the lack of modernization and intense secrecy that pervades the canonical system hinders the ability to conduct canonical research and enables abusive and inequitable application of canon law.

Speaker Brody Hale is an attorney with a practice focused on representing nonprofits and start-ups. He regularly consults on efforts to preserve historic Catholic churches, serves on the boards of several nonprofits supporting historic preservation, and is the co-founder and president of the St. Stephen Protomartyr Project, an organization committed to ensuring that alternatives to permanent closure are found for historic Catholic churches and sacred spaces. He holds a JD from Boston College Law School and an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Before attending law school, he taught middle school in New Orleans as part of Teach for America and taught English in South Korea as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.

We encourage you to register and hope to see you there!

Renu Sagreiya, Chair, Customary & Religious Law Interest Group, Foreign Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries

Caitlin Hunter, Chair, Continuing Education, Foreign Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries