Garaventa Center: The American Experiment - Religious Freedom Conference
April 12 – 14, 2007
The Garaventa Center was pleased to have Justice Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court, deliver the keynote address at the conference. The purpose of the conference was to examine the meaning of religious freedom and the protections given to that freedom in the history of our nation. The conference theme had its source in the identity of the University of Portland as a Catholic, Holy Cross, and American institution of higher learning.
Note: The Oregon State Bar MCLE office approved this conference for (10) credits.
April 12, 2007 Keynote Address and Opening Banquet
Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 4:00pm
Christ the Teacher Chapel on campus
The Garaventa Lecture:
Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court
Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 5:00pm
Chiles Center at The University of Portland
Thursday, April 12, 2007 Cocktails at 6:30/Dinner at 7:30
Justice Scalia made informal remarks. A highlight of the evening occurred when it was announced that all of the Oregon Supreme Court justices were in attendance.
April 13-14, 2007 Two Day Conference:
Concurrent sessions were held on Friday, April 13 at the Hilton Hotel and Saturday, April 14 on the campus of the University of Portland. Please see the Program Schedule for a list of speakers and titles of their papers. Conference fees were $250 or $100 for college/law students. Dinner on Thursday with Justice Scalia included informal remarks by the justice.
Douglas Kmiec, Pepperdine University; Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the Federal Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit; Judge John T. Noonan, Jr. of the Federal Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit; Judge Virginia Kendall, Federal District Judge in Northern Illinois; Nicole S. Garnett, Notre Dame Law School; Richard W. Garnett, Notre Dame Law School; Colin Diver, President, Reed College; Kevin J. Hasson, Becket Fund; John C. Eastman, Director of the Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence; Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee.
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