Rethinking Regulation Seminar on
Legal Systems and Accountability for Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children
with Meredith Edelman
Thursday, February 8
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, KIE 101 West Duke Building (on East Campus)
Lunch served; to RSVP and to request parking, please email Hayden Hashimoto by 3:00 pm on Monday, February 5.
Meredith Edelman, who is currently a Lamb Postdoctoral Fellow with the Rethinking Regulation program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, will be presenting on “Judging the Church: Legal Systems and Accountability for Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children” on Thursday, February 8 from 12pm-1:30pm. Meredith’s research focuses on legal systems’ approaches to disputes arising out of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and compares the underlying theories, relevant doctrinal and procedural law, and practical realities of cases in canon law, tort law, bankruptcy law, and an Australian Royal Commission. The presentation will summarize conclusions and findings from her research.
In addition to being a Lamb Postdoctoral Fellow with the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Meredith is a PhD candidate with RegNet, the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. Before beginning her studies, Meredith was a corporate restructuring lawyer in Los Angeles, California.