Ave Maria Law Review

Ave Maria Law Review is a journal published semi-annually by the Ave Maria School of Law and located in Ann Arbor, Mich., which provides articles on researching law with a Catholic perspective and is written for lawyers, law students and law professors.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, Fall

Developing the Seminal Theology of Pope Paul VI: Toward a Civilization of Love in the Confident Hope of the Gospel of Life
In his Regina Coeli Address for Pentecost Sunday, May 17, 1970, Pope Paul VI introduced the world to the phrase "civilization of love," grounding that image in the mystery of the day's feast. (1) Though this Address is quite short, it represents a...
Dislocation Expenses in an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors
INTRODUCTION The subject of this Article is whether incurred dislocation expenses, based on pre-existing leases, are allowable as administrative costs in the context of an assignment for the benefit of creditors. The discussion necessarily begins...
Foundations of Human Rights and Development: A Critique of African Human Rights Instruments
INTRODUCTION Rule of law is essential to peaceful and sustainable economic development, but only if law itself is deduced from the principles of human dignity and the common good. (1) Some theory animates every form of social action. (2) This Article...
"Gender" Wars at the United Nations
INTRODUCTION His Eminence Ennio Antonelli's Address to participants of this conference quotes Pope Benedict XVI in stating: "Human rights are increasingly being presented as the common language and the ethical substratum of international relations."...
Religious Liberty: A Common Challenge for Catholic-Muslim Dialogue
Comparing the struggles of the Church on the subject of religious liberty with those in course of progress within Islam may be conducive to greater interreligious understanding. It is not by chance that Muslim and Christian scholars have adopted this...
Right to Peace or Human Rights per Se in Islamic States
Islamic law (Shari'a) permeates every aspect of a devout Muslim's existence, and a Muslim nation's practices. (1) Islamic attitudes vary toward the legitimacy of international law and international agreements according clerical and secular, official...
Teaching about Religion in the Public Schools
INTRODUCTION With his usual eloquence, Justice Robert Jackson made the case for teaching about religion in the public schools sixty years ago: I should suppose it is a proper, if not an indispensable, part of preparation for a worldly life...
The Capacity of the Human Mind to Know Natural Law
The dominating opinion of science academics today is that the methods of the natural sciences are the only scientific methods. Pope John Paul II calls this scientism in his encyclical Fides et Ratio, a "threat to be reckoned with." (1) He then explains:...
The Foundation of Rights in Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI from the Perspective of the Gift
INTRODUCTION Pope Benedict begins the third chapter of his encyclical Caritas in Veritate with the following words: Charityin truth places man before the astonishing experience of gift. Gratuitousness is present in our fives in many different ...