Dean Morant and Sir Thomas More

Yesterday we were pleased to have Dean Blake Morant from Wake Forest University School of Law present the Bruce C. Hafen Distinguished Annual Lecture.  Dean Morant gave an excellent lecture on Sir Thomas More’s Dilemma of Conscience.  As a librarian, my ears always perk up when I hear things that are library related.  Dean Morant mentioned his 2004 St. John’s Law Review article, “Lessons from Thomas More’s Dilemma of Conscience: Reconciling the Clash Between a Lawyer’s Beliefs and Professional Expectations.”  The article is available on HeinOnline or freely on the web (although it takes a while to load).  Dean Morant also suggested that we watch “A Man for All Seasons.”  The Law Library has several copies of the DVD that are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

Additionally, Dean Morant provided the names of two books that would be of interest to anyone who wanted to learn more on this topic.  Both are available in the Lee Library.

The Life of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

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