The Interconnectedness between Justice, Law, and the Concept of Good: Thomistic Premises for the Concept of Ius as Juridical Good

Dominic Legge, OP

Angelicum, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas

This joint conference between the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross took place April 21-22, 2023 in Rome, Italy.

Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001, after having practiced constitutional law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also taught at The Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College. Among other things, he is the author of a monograph entitled The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 2016), and of an article on ius in Thomas Aquinas (“Do Thomists Have Rights?”, Nova et Vetera (English ed.) 2019).