Professor Kaveny Wins Catholic Press Award

| By: Kyle Fitzenreiter

kaveny_book Professor M. Cathleen Kaveny’s newest book, Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society (Georgetown University Press) has won a 2013 Catholic Press Award (First Place) in the category of Faithful Citizenship, which includes books covering contemporary political issues and the formation of conscience.

In announcing the award, the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada noted that:

“Law’s Virtues is a lucid, timely analysis of the role of law in a complex, multi-dimensional democratic society, and law’s potential for being a “teacher of virtue.” Thoroughly researched and compellingly argued, this volume is expansive, timely, and readable. The author addresses many fraught political/moral issues and is replete with illuminating distinctions and practical wisdom.”


Professor Kaveny teaches contract law to first-year law students at the Notre Dame Law School and offers a number of seminars that explore the relationship between theology, philosophy, and law. She also teaches in the Department of Theology.

A video of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs seminar on the book is available at Georgetown University’s website.

A podcast of a discussion about the book that was hosted by the religion, policy and politics project at Brookings is available at Brookings Institution’s website.