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John Witte Jr., Expert On Family Law And Marriage, To Speak At U.Va. Law School Thursday, Oct. 18

October 16, 2001-- John Witte Jr., an authority on family law and marriage in the Christian tradition, will deliver the Meador Lecture on Law and Religion Thursday, Oct. 18, at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Witte is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics at Emory University, where he also directs the Law and Religion Program and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion.

He will speak at 4 p.m. in Withers Brown Hall, Room 154. The title of his talk is "An Apt and Cheerful Conversation on Marriage: What Can the Western Christian Tradition Still Offer to Marriage Law?" The annual lecture, established to promote the interdisciplinary study of law and religion, is open to the University community and the public.

Witte is the author of 12 books, among them "Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation," "John Calvin on Sex, Marriage, and Family Life," "Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment: Essential Rights and Liberties," "Marriage, Religion and Law in the Western Tradition," and "Christianity and Democracy in Global Context."

The Meador Lecture was inaugurated in 1997 with a fund donated by law alumni and friends of Daniel Meador to mark his retirement from the law faculty after nearly four decades of teaching. Meador directed the school's graduate program for judges from 1979-1995.

Contact: Michael Marshall, (434) 924-3763

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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