Harvard Law School Professor Mary Ann Glendon has been selected by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation as one of four winners of the inaugural Bradley Prize. The $250,000 prize will be presented at an October 7 ceremony at the Library of Congress.

“These outstanding individuals are being recognized for achievements that are consistent with the mission statement of the foundation, including the promotion of liberal democracy, democratic capitalism, and a vigorous defense of American institutions,” said Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive officer of the Bradley Foundation.

“I was quite overwhelmed by this news, and grateful to be honored in such company as Charles Krauthammer, Thomas Sowell, and my University of Chicago college classmate Leon Kass,” said Glendon, referring to the other three winners of the prize.

Glendon’s scholarship and teaching have focused on comparative law, family law, human rights law, and bioethics. A member of the Harvard Law faculty since 1986, she was appointed by Pope John Paul II as an advisor to the Vatican and by President George W. Bush to the President’s Council on Bioethics. She received her undergraduate, J.D. and Master of Comparative Law degrees from the University of Chicago.