Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon to Speak at Holy Cross

Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University, will deliver the 35th annual Hanify-Howland lecture on Monday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m., in the Ballroom of the Hogan Campus Center. Glendon's lecture, entitled, "Perils and Promise of the International Human Rights Project," is free and open to the public.

Glendon writes and teaches in the fields of human rights, comparative law, constitutional law and legal theory; she is the author of nine books. She received her bachelor of arts, juris doctor and master of comparative law degrees from the University of Chicago. During a postgraduate fellowship for the study of European law, Glendon studied at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and was a legal intern with the European Economic Community.

From 1963 to 1968, she practiced law with the Chicago firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt, and served as a volunteer civil rights attorney. Glendon taught at Boston College Law School from 1968 to 1986 and has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School and the Gregorian University in Rome.

In 1994, Glendon was appointed by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Academy of Social Science. She currently serves as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. Glendon received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Holy Cross in 1989.

The annual Hanify-Howland Lecture Series honors the late Edward F. Hanify, a 1904 Holy Cross graduate and a Massachusetts Superior Court justice for 15 years, who died in 1954. The series was started by Hanify's friend, the late Weston Howland of Milton, Mass., a board chairman of Warwick Mills, Inc., who died in 1976.