Symposium Features Father Hesburgh and Former Apartheid Prisoner

Notre Dame Law School’s Journal of Legislation presents “Tilted Scales: Pursuing Justice Amidst Unjust Legislation” on Thursday, April 17 from 1:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Law School Courtroom. The symposium features: Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., former president of Notre Dame and charter member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Thulani Mabaso, former prisoner in apartheid South Africa; Bridgette Carr, associate clinical professor of law at Notre Dame; and Paolo Carozza, associate professor of law at Notre Dame and chairman of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Following opening remarks from moderator Carozza, Father Hesburgh will deliver an address and then participate in a Q&A session. Mabaso will address the audience with his story about 16 years of imprisonment and torture by South Africa’s apartheid government. “We need to make sure that what happened to us never happens to future generations,” says Mabaso. Then, after a talk by Carr, both Mabaso and Carr will participate in a panel discussion.

All are invited to attend this free event.

Mabaso will also speak on Friday in room 101 of the Law School about “Forgiving Injustice: Reconciliation in Apartheid South Africa” from noon to 1:30 p.m.