Catholics, Courts and the Constitution

Catholics, Courts and the Constitution

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Professor Lee StrangProfessor Lee J. Strang, constitutional law scholar and John W. Stoepler Professor of Law & Values at the University of Toledo, will give a presentation at Benedictine College relating to “A Catholic Perspective on the United States Constitution and the Supreme Court.” His talk will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in the McAllister Board Room on the fourth floor of the Ferrell Academic Center. It is free and open to the public.

Strang joined the faculty of the University of Toledo College of Law in Summer 2008. Before that, he was a visiting Professor at Michigan State University College of Law and an Associate Professor at Ave Maria School of Law. A graduate of the University of Iowa, he also holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School.

Prior to teaching, Strang served as a judicial clerk for Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was also an associate for Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, where he practiced in general and appellate litigation.

Professor Strang has published in the fields of constitutional law and interpretation, property law, and religion and the First Amendment. He recently had an article on Originalism published in the Hastings Law Journal. Among other scholarly projects, he is currently editing a casebook on constitutional law for LexisNexis, is a frequent contributor at scholarly conferences, and is a regular speaker and participant in debates at law schools across the country.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.