Kevin J. “Seamus” Hasson, Esq. is the founder and President of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a 501 (c) (3) public interest legal and educational institute that protects the free expression of religion. Its inspiration is drawn from John Paul II’s teaching that because the religious impulse is natural to human beings, religious expression is natural to human culture.
As part of the Major Speaker Program, Seamus will present his address on “Religious Freedom and the Dignity of the Human Person” on March 3, 2003, at 6:30pm.
In its eight-year history, The Becket Fund is 38-0 in litigation. True to the Church’s teaching that religious liberty is based on human dignity, the Becket Fund has successfully defended clients from a wide variety of faith traditions.
Before founding The Becket Fund, Seamus was an attorney at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., where he focused on religious liberty litigation. From 1986 to 1987, he worked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department, where he advised cabinet departments on church-state relations. He is a 1985 magna cum laude graduate of Notre Dame Law School and holds a master’s degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher. Seamus and his wife Mary have seven children.