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Speakers and schedule for Cardinal O’Connor Prolife Conference

A list of speakers and tenative schedule for the 13th Annual Cardinal O’COnnor Prolife Conference is now available online. The conference will be held at Georgetown University on January 22, 2012. The conference is sponsored by University Faculty for Life, Georgetown University Right to Life, the Georgetown University Knights of Columbus, and the Georgetown University Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

The winner of the 2012 Rev. Thomas King, S.J. Award will be announced at the conference. The award, named after Fr. King, co-founder and long-time president of UFL, recognizes outstanding collegiate pro-life groups. The winning group is selected based on the work it has done over the past year (2010-2011) and receives a $1,000.00 award to further advance its work.

Teresa Collett

Teresa Stanton Collett is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches bioethics, property law, and constitutional law. A nationally prominent speaker and scholar, she is active in attempts to rebuild the Culture of Life and protect the institutions of marriage and family. She often represents groups of state legislators, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association in appellate case related to medical-legal matters. She represented the governors of Minnesota and North Dakota before the U.S. Supreme Court as amici curiae regarding the effectiveness of those states’ parental involvement laws. She has served as special attorney general for Oklahoma and Kansas related to legislation designed to protect the well-being of minors and unborn children. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittees on the Constitution, as well as numerous legislative committees in the states.