Cathy, a professor of law at Boston College, focuses on the relationship of law, religion, and morality. She holds a joint appointment in the department of theology. A member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1993, Cathy clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals and worked as an associate at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray in its health law group.
Cathy has published four books and over a hundred articles and essays in journals and books specializing in law, ethics, and medical ethics. She serves on the masthead of “Commonweal” as a regular columnist. Her books include “Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society” and “Prophecy without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square.”
Her book project at the Library seeks to map out a framework for understanding who is complicit when systemic wrongdoings are taking place, for example, when a multinational corporation supports unjust labor practices in developing countries. Cathy will be in residence through the end of 2018.