Previous Visiting Scholar

Mr. Jason Adkins was the visiting scholar at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity for the fall 2020 semester. He has served as the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference since March 2011. Prior to his advocacy work for the Church, Adkins was an attorney at the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm. He has clerked for both state and federal appellate judges. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he has served as an adjunct professor.

Mr. Adkins is a regular presenter at parishes and at organizations around Minnesota and has been serving as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas’s School of Law. He writes a regular column that appears in diocesan newspapers, and his work has also appeared in numerous secular publications and journals. He frequently appears in the media and serves on many corporate boards and advisory councils.  Mr. Adkins holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of St. Thomas and resides in St. Paul with his family.

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