Law professor to deliver Hesburgh Lecture in Orange County


Charles E. Rice, professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “The Origin and Future of Legalized Abortion and Euthanasia” at 7:30 p.m. July 12 (Thursday) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1441 W. Balboa Blvd., in Newport Beach, Calif. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the same location.p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1969, Rice specializes in constitutional law, jurisprudence and torts. He is the author of eight books, including “50 Questions on the Natural Law” and “The Winning Side: Questions on Living the Culture of Life,” published in 1999 by St. Brendan’s Institute.p. A 1953 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Rice earned his juris doctor degree from Boston College in 1956 and his master of laws and doctor of juridical science degrees from New York University in 1959 and 1962, respectively. After private practice in New York City, he taught at C.W. Post College, New York University and Fordham University before joining the Notre Dame law faculty.p. Rice is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.p. He serves on the board of trustees of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and the board of governors of Ave Maria School of Law.p. A staunch pro-life advocate, Rice has coauthored numerous briefs involving right-to-life and right-to-die issues and has served as cochair of Free Speech Advocates of Catholics United for Life.p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Orange County and the monthly speakers program of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Rice’s lecture is a presentation of the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s Hesburgh Alumni Lecture Series.p. Offered each year through Notre Dame’s network of more than 200 alumni clubs, the Hesburgh Lectures are delivered by Notre Dame faculty members nominated by their colleagues and the deans of the University’s colleges and law school. The series is named for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame.

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