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Helen M. Alvaré, JD

Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University | Academic

 

Helen M. Alvaré is an Associate Professor of Law who prior to joining the George Mason faculty was an associate professor at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law. Professor Alvaré received her law degree at Cornell University in 1984 and a master's degree in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America in 1989. Professor Alvaré practiced with the Philadelphia law firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, specializing in commercial litigation and free exercise of religion matters. For three years, she worked at the Office of General Counsel for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, where she drafted amicus briefs in leading U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning abortion, euthanasia and the Establishment Clause.

For the next ten years, she worked with the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities at the NCCB. There, she lobbied, testified before federal congressional committees, addressed university audiences, and appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs on behalf of the U.S. Catholic bishops. She also assisted the Holy See on matters concerning women, marriage and the family, and respect for human life.

Professor Alvaré chaired the commission investigating clerical abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and is an advisor to Pope Benedict XVI's Pontifical Council for the Laity, as well as an ABC News consultant. Her scholarship regularly treats current controversies about marriage, parenting, and the new reproductive technologies.

Interested In:

Family Human Rights Integral Human Development

Speaker / Panelist at Upcoming Event(s):

Sun
6 days
Course
2018 Certificate Course in Catholic Social Teaching

When:
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00pm

Where:
Washington Retreat House
The 2018 Certificate Course in Catholic Social Teaching(CST) will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Retreat House (directly across from The Catholic University of America), the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 2, 2018.
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