2021 Annual Conference
Catholic Lawyers: Navigating Turbulent Waters
Location:Ave Maria School of Law Naples, Florida - Book a Hotel
Member $300 (early bird price $275 until 8/15/2021)
Single day rate: Friday $200; Saturday $225
Student $50 (excludes evening events)
Oct. 22, 2021 5:00-7:00 PM
Tickets for non-conference attendees: $30
St. Agnes Parish
7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34120
Bishop Frank Joseph DeWane
Diocese of Venice, Florida
Oct. 23, 2021: time TBD
Oct. 23, 2021
Individual tickets for non-conference attendees: $100
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Speaker: Professor Adrian Vermeule
The Constitution and the Common Good
Prof. Adrian Vermeule is the Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School and Council member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS).
Before joining the faculty at Harvard, he was the Bernard D. Meltzer Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. Prof. Vermeule is the author or co-author of ten books, most recently Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State (2020) (with Cass R. Sunstein), Law's Abnegation: From Law's Empire to the Administrative State (2017), The Constitution of Risk (2014) and The System of the Constitution (2012).
In 2012, Prof. Vermeule was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on administrative law, the administrative state, the design of institutions, constitutional law and constitutional theory, legislation, and national security law.
His degrees are from Harvard College (AB, 1990) and Harvard Law School (JD, 1993). After law school, he clerked for Judge David Sentelle of the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and then, in 1994 and 1995, for Justice Antonin Scalia.
He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1998, where he was twice awarded the Graduating Students' Award for Teaching Excellence (2002, 2004). In 2015, he co-founded the book review magazine, The New Rambler.
In 2016, he converted to Catholicism, which he credits substantially to following the logic of St. John Henry Newman. He has been quoted as saying that he sees no middle way between atheism and Catholicism.
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Speaker: Travis Curtright
The Holiness of St. Thomas More
Travis Curtright, PhD, is a scholar, theater director, and author. He currently serves as Chair of the Humanities and Liberal Studies Program at Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida, as well as Professor of Humanities and Literature, and director of Shakespeare in Performance, a troupe of actors and minor of studies.
Professor Curtright completed his education at the University of Dallas, earning his doctorate in Literature. He also has professional training from the American Shakespeare Center and studied improv at Chicago’s prestigious The Second City.
A skilled acting coach and award-winning teacher, Dr. Curtright invites students of any major or career path to encounter Shakespeare’s art through performance. He presents the craft of acting as a sincere gift of self, combining the practice of acting techniques with St. John Paul II’s vision of the human person. Friendship, too, should be part of the experience that theater provides, especially during the college years, so that young or new actors find encouragement. Students and graduates, as reported in the Naples Daily News, call acting under Dr. Curtright’s direction a “life-changing experience.”
Beyond the theater, Professor Curtright is known as editor-in-chief of Moreana: Thomas More and Renaissance Studies, a journal published by Edinburgh University Press. Moreana is an international, multilingual and non-confessional journal, published in double issues, in June and December. The journal was first published in 1963 by Germain Marc’hadour within the Amici Thomae Mori society.
An accomplished scholar and influential voice in both Shakespeare in performance and Thomas More studies, Travis Curtright has written The One Thomas More, Shakespeare’s Dramatic Persons, and co-edited Shakespeare’s Last Plays: Readings in Literature and Politics, as well as publishing numerous articles in academic periodicals on Shakespeare or More.
Travis and his wife, Mary, are also the parents of five children, all of whom are named after Shakespeare characters. To the delight of Shakespeare in Performance troupe members, the Curtrights seamlessly mesh family life and troupe life. Their troupe members are family, and their family is actively involved with SIP.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Naples Hotel Reservation instructions:
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To be included in the block you must make your reservations by 9/21/2021.