FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola to Induct the Hon. Robert John Araujo, S.J. as its First John Courtney Murray, S.J University Chair
Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce that Father Robert John Araujo, S.J., a leading scholar in jurisprudence, public international law, constitutional law, and Catholic legal theory, will be inducted as Loyola’s first John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Chair on Tuesday, November 10. To celebrate his induction, Father Araujo will present a lecture on “John Courtney Murray, S.J.: A Citizen of Two Cities” at Chicago’s historic Saint James Chapel.
Father Araujo has served as a trial attorney and advisor in the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and as a lawyer for the Standard Oil Company. He has served on the law faculty at Gonzaga University, Pontifical Gregorian University, Georgetown University Law Center, St. Louis University School of Law, and Boston College School of Law.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saint James Chapel
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Established in 2009, the John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Chair was named after the Reverend John Courtney Murray, S.J., a Jesuit priest and theologian who was known for his efforts to reconcile Catholicism and religious pluralism, focusing on the relationship between religious freedom and the American political order. The University chair will support scholarship and the intersections of religious commitments, civic life, and public service at Loyola.