Notre Dame to Award Seamus Hasson Honorary Degree Becket Fund's founder and president emeritus, Kevin. J. "Seamus" Hasson, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame's, May 20th, for his distinguished leadership in religious liberty.
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Becket Fund’s founder and president emeritus, Kevin. J. “Seamus” Hasson, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame’s, May 20th, for his distinguished leadership in religious liberty.
Ten distinguished figures in business, education, engineering, law, mathematics, media, medicine and the Catholic Church will join principal speaker Haley Scott DeMaria as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dame’s 167th Commencement Ceremony May 20 (Sunday).
Kevin Hasson (doctor of laws) — A leading legal advocate of religious freedom, Hasson is founder and president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He created this nonpartisan public-interest law firm in 1994 to represent people of all faiths and has since advocated for clients ranging from Anglicans to Zoroastrians. A double major in economics and theology, he went on to receive a master’s degree in theology and a law degree in 1985 — all from Notre Dame. He served in the Justice Department and advised the White House on church-state relations and constitutional issues under then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito. He has written many articles on religious liberty, as well as a book titled “The Right to be Wrong: Ending the Culture War over Religion in America.”
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