The 2019 Robbins Collection Lecture on Canon Law, titled “How the Catholic Church can Overcome the Sexual Abuse Crisis,” will be delivered by Dr. Jennifer Haselberger on February 25th. In 2013, Dr. Haselberger made national news when she resigned as the top canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and publicly exposed the Archdiocese’s mishandling of sexual abuse. In this lecture, Dr. Haselberger will address how canon law and other institutional factors have contributed to the abuse crisis and possible reforms for the Church to overcome it. In the same year, the National Catholic Reporter selected her as Person of the Year. In 2014, she received the Michael J. Ehrlichmann Public Service Award from the Minnesota Association of Justice and the Trivision Award from FutureChurch for demonstrating visionary leadership in the Catholic Church.
The lecture will begin at 6:30PM on February 25, in Room 105 at Berkeley Law. A reception will follow the lecture.