Symposium 2017: The Teachings of Pope Francis

The Teachings of Pope Francis: Towards a Vision of Social Justice and Sustainable Capitalism

Saturday, February 4 Ÿ 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Seattle University School of Law, Annex

1215 E. Columbia, Seattle, WA, 98122

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Event Overview:

The Seattle University Law Review invites you to our 2017 Law Review Symposium. This year’s Symposium will focus on Pope Francis’s influence on the global dialogue about social justice, climate change, capitalism, and the implications of the Pope’s teachings on law and policy. Over the course of this daylong symposium, our three panels and keynote speaker will discuss the various teachings of Pope Francis and how such views may affect lawmaking and policy. These discussions will range from the Pope’s vision for the Catholic Church’s role in society and public policy; his belief that large, industrial countries have a responsibility to manage climate change and the sever impact it has on smaller, poorer countries; and his opinion on how to navigate the world’s vast wealth and income disparities despite the existence of capitalism.

Click here to learn more about the panels and panelists and to register for the event.


The Symposium requires a $20 registration fee and includes breakfast, lunch, and light appetizers after the event.

Registration for current Seattle University students and faculty is free.

All Symposium registrants are invited to the Friday, February 3, Influential Voices presentation at no additional cost. The presentation includes a presentation by Professors Carmen Gonzalez and Sumudu Atapattu in celebration of their new co-edited book, which addresses how international law has historically excluded the perspective and priorities of large segments of humanity. More information may be found at the registration link above.


Pay parking is available at the visitor lots at Seattle University. View a map of parking lots here. Paid street parking is also available around the university but is only available in two-hour increments.

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