Professor Richard Garnett presented Law and Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Society at Anselm House, a Christian community that connects faith and knowledge with all of life, at the University of Minnesota on February 9, 2017.…
Director of Church, State & Society Program
Welcome to the Program on Church, State & Society
This Program focuses on the intersection of Church, State & Society and how the law structures and governs that intersection. Through a variety of programs we encourage scholarship and meaningful conversation on the role of religious institutions, communities and authorities in the social order and at the same time highlights the important role they play in the content and protection of religious freedom.
Four Notre Dame Law School students from the LL.M. program in International Human Rights Law recently won the Americas regional round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition.
The team of Martins Birgelis (Latvia), Rachana Chhin (United States), Ruth Cormican (Ireland), and Jodi-Ann Quarrie (Jamaica) competed at Cardozo School of Law against several teams from across the Western Hemisphere on Jan. 25-29. They will move on to the final international round in April at Oxford University.
Faculty in the News
Professor Richard Garnett, along with John Inazu and Michael McConnell have published, How to Protect Endangered Religious Groups You Admire, in Christianity Today, on August 4.
Read Professor Richard Garnett's recent blog posts in America Magazine.
- When It Comes to Abolishing the Dealth Penalty, Who Should Decide?, June 29, 2016
- Hard Questions from Chief Justice on Same-Sex Decision, June 26, 2015
- Two Overlooked Free Speach Rulings from SCOTUS, June 19, 2015
Professor Richard Garnett is one of the contributors to a new book, The Constitutional Legacy of William H. Rehnquist, devoted to Rehnquist's own influence on legal interpretation and the development of Supreme Court doctrine.
Professor Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the Huffington Post article, New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won't be Ready Before 2016 Elections, on January 5.
Read Professor Garnett's latest blog entry on The Mirror of Justice.
Thu Mar 23, 2017
Catholic Social Tradition Conference
University of Notre Dame
March 23—25, 2017
Populorum Progressio by Pope Paul VI is widely regarded as the "magna carta of development" as it provided the basis for many of the Catholic Church’s policies on integral human development. The Soul of Development: 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio…
Fri Mar 24, 2017
The Program on Church, State, & Society will hold a Book Roundtable on Steve Smith's research and manuscript, "Pagans and Christians in the City," on March 24, 2017. Smith is the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego.…