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April 17, 2015

2015 Hesburgh Lecture: Being Atticus Finch

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2015 Hesburgh Lecture:


“Being Atticus Finch” by Rev. David Link

Co-Hosted by the Notre Dame Attorney Alumni Group, the Notre Dame Club of Buffalo and SUNY Buffalo Law School


Thursday, April 16

Reception at 5:30 in the Student Lounge

Lecture at 6:30 in room 104


The fictional character Atticus Finch, from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, embodies the noble characteristics and bravery that we hold in high regard. Rev. David T. Link, dean emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Law School, will inspire you as he examines this character’s moral heroism and compassion, which serve as a model of integrity for us all.  We hope you can join us.


About the Speaker: Rev. David T. Link, J.D., LL.D, D.Lit., D.Sc.

Joseph A. Matson Dean Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Law School(from 1975 to 1999, the longest tenure among American law-school deans until his promotion to dean emeritus) and president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Australia Fr. Link currently serves as a volunteer chaplain at Northern Indiana Prisons.


He has served as the deputy director of Religious and Community Activities for the Indiana Department of Corrections, provost and academic vice president of the St. Augustine University School in South Africa, dean of law and deputy vice president of the University of St. Thomas, and president for the Centre for Healing and the Law.


He co-founded the South Bend Center for the Homeless, and serves on the boards of Dismas House, the Future of Russia Foundation, the Miracle of Nazareth Foundation, and World Dignity, Inc.


Fr. Link is a noted teacher and scholar in the fields of professional ethics, university administration, the rights of the disadvantaged, international taxation, and computers and the law. Among his awards is inclusion in “Who’s Who in the World.”



A recent biography was written about Rev. Link’s remarkable life, “Camerado, I Give You My Hand.” A copy will be raffled off to a student who would like him to sign it.  More info about the book is here: http://www.amazon.com/Camerado-Give-You-Hand-Lawyer-Turned-Priest/dp/0385348002


Here is a clip of Rev. Link speaking about criminal justice and prison reform: http://youtu.be/GHdBxBs9K0E



Special thanks to our sponsors: SUNY Buffalo Law School, ND Club of Buffalo; and the ND Attorney Alumni Group

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