How the Catholic Church Can Overcome the Sexual Abuse Crisis: featuring Dr. Jennifer Haselberger

Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Jennifer Haselberger

 Law, Boalt School of

In 2013, Dr. Haselberger made national news when she resigned as the top canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and publicly exposed the Archdiocese’s mishandling of sexual abuse. In this lecture, Dr. Haselberger will address how canon law and other institutional factors have contributed to the abuse crisis and possible reforms for the Church to overcome it.

Dr. Haselberger holds a licentiate degree in canon law from the Catholic University of Leuven,Belgium and a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of London, England. She haspracticed as a canon lawyer for several Catholic dioceses in the United States and internationally. In 2013, the National Catholic Reporter selected her as Person of the Year. In 2014, she received the Michael J. Ehrlichmann Public Service Award from the Minnesota Association of Justice and the Trivison Award from FutureChurch for demonstrating visionary leadership in the Catholic Church.

 mjunker@berkeley.edu, 6199449820

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