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Boston College Law Dean Rougeau to Deliver Gonzaga Law’s Quackenbush Lecture April 4

Posted on March 29, 2017 in: Academics, Events, Law Lectures, Law School, Lectures, Spotlight


‘Diversity’s Challenge to Democracy’

SPOKANE, Wash. – Boston College Law School Dean Vincent D. Rougeau will discuss “Diversity’s Challenge to Democracy” at the Gonzaga University School of Law Judge Justin L. Quackenbush Lecture at noon Tuesday, April 4 in the Law School’s Barbieri Courtroom (721 N. Cincinnati St.). The lecture is free and open to the public.

An expert in Catholic social thought, Dean Rougeau’s current research and writing consider the relationship between religious identity and citizenship and membership in highly mobile and increasingly multicultural democratic societies. He serves as Senior Fellow at the Centre for Theology and Community in London, where he researches broad-based community organizing, migration and citizenship in the United Kingdom as part of the Just Communities Project.

Rougeau became dean of Boston College Law School in 2011. He previously served as a professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at Notre Dame Law School. A vocal advocate for change in legal education, Dean Rougeau has led a reorganization in leadership structure at the law school that supports a more holistic approach to student services, expands the school’s national and international recruitment of a diverse student body through the new associate dean for external relations, diversity and inclusion, and enhances the school’s commitment to experiential learning and global engagement. Boston College Law’s new Center for Experiential Learning brings all the school’s hands-on training programs under one roof, while the new Global Practice Program will build on the school’s longstanding presence in London and launch new opportunities for students in Germany, Chile, France and other locations around the globe.

Guests are asked to RSVP to Bryn Boorman: (509) 313-3742 or via email at

For more information, contact Darin Watkins at Gonzaga Law School: (509) 313-3771 or

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