As part of the inter-generational focus for the 50th anniversary of Pax Christi USA, Ryan Di Corpo and Isaac Chandler have organized a series of video interviews with past recipients of the annual Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace award.

Bill Quigley, Pax Christi USA’s 2003 Teacher of Peace, is an emeritus law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. He served for three decades as director of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. He has served as counsel with a wide range of public interest organizations on issues including human rights, Katrina social justice issues, public housing, voting rights, death penalty, living wage, civil liberties, educational reform, constitutional rights and civil disobedience, often in support of Pax Christi members, particularly at the annual School of the Americas witness.

Bill is the author of Ending Poverty As We Know It: Guaranteeing A Right to A Job At A Living Wage (Temple University Press, 2003) and Storms Still Raging: Katrina, New Orleans and Social Justice (2008). He is the recipient of the 2004 SALT Teaching Award presented by the Society of American Law Teachers; the 2006 Camille Gravel Civil Pro Bono Award from the Federal Bar Association New Orleans; the 2006 Stanford Law School National Public Service Award; the 2006 National Lawyers Guild Ernie Goodman award; the 2007 University of California School of Law, Boalt Hall, Social Justice Scholar in Residence; the 2009 Northeastern University School of Law Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellow; the 2011 Activist-Scholar Award of the Urban Affairs Association; and the 2011 Fordham University School of Law Louis J. Lefkowitz Public Service Award.

3 thoughts on “Video interview with Bill Quigley, 2003 Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace

  1. Thanks for your reflections, Bill, especially in reminding us that work for justice begins with respect for, listening to and walking with people impacted by unjust structures.

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