Category: School of Law

School of Theology Event to Feature Internationally Recognized Attorney, Daniel Sheehan

April 4th, 2014 in Lectures, School of Law, School of Theology, Talk 0 comments

Daniel Sheehan is a Harvard educated lawyer that has participated in many of the country’s most significant court cases since the early 1970′s. Sheehan has influenced the social justice landscape by helping to find the truth and expose wrongdoings. Cases that Sheehan has participated in include The Pentagon Papers case, Eisenstadt v. Baird, the Black Panther 21 Trial, the Watergate burglary case, the Wounded Knee Trials, the Silkwood case, the Three Mile Island case, the Greensboro Massacre case, and the Iran-Contra Affair. Sheehan also co-founded the Christic Institute, a public interest law firm, in 1980. Now known as the Romero Institute, Sheehan’s firm was instrumental in American social reform throughout the 1980′s. sheehan

The School of Theology will be hosting Sheehan on Friday, April 11th for a talk entitled, “The Interface of Social Ethics and the Practice of American Constitutional Law.” Sheehan will discuss his experience in the field and how social ethics can influence legal decisions. Sheehan will also be present on Wednesday April 9th, when he will join Dr. John Hart (Professor of Theology) during his book signing from 4-6PM at the Barnes and Noble in Kenmore Square. Sheehan will be signing his memoirs, The People’s Advocate, and Dr. Hart will be reading and signing his book Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, and Space. 

“The Interface of Social Ethics and the Practice of American Constitutional Law” takes place on Friday, April 11th from 4-6PM in the Sargent College Curtis Auditorium at 635 Commonwealth Avenue. The event is free and open to the general public.