• Church, State, & Society

    Church, State, & Society

    The Exploration of Church and State at Notre Dame Law School

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  • Exploration and Discussion

    Exploration and Discussion

    Faculty and Students Engage in Diverse Law and State Discussions and Research

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  • Student Perspective

    Student Perspective

    Our students are challenged as they explore religious issues within the law

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Richard Garnett, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School, Director of Church, State & Society ProgramRichard Garnett,
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. 

Learn more here about our Program, including our upcoming events and faculty research

 

 

Recent News

NDLS Moot Court Hosts Religious Freedom Tournament

Author: Denise Wager

The Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Board recently hosted its inaugural National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom.

“This event started as an idea last April and truly came to fruition this weekend,” said Matthew Ciulla, 3L, tournament director of the Notre Dame Moot Court Board. “Our tournament brought academics, law students, and attorneys from around the country together to discuss the Establishment Clause, while allowing students to hone their oral advocacy and brief-writing skills.”

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Church, State & Society Fellows Reflect on Rewarding Summer Experiences

Author: Denise Wager

Samantha Scheuler spent her summer at the Office of the General Counsel at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to gain a better understanding of the legal issues that can arise for a religious institution and how law and religion intersect in society.

She also came to a better understanding of her faith.

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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.  


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.

Read more Church State News here or Blog articles here

Upcoming Events

Fri Mar 24, 2017

Book Roundtable

The Program on Church, State, & Society will hold a Book Roundtable on March 24, 2017.…

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Sun Apr 2, 2017

Touro Law Center's Fourth Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law & Religion

Location: Touro Law Center, New York

Touro Law Center is pleased to announce our 4th Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion. The semi-final and final rounds of the competition will take place at the Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse, located directly across the street from Touro Law Center in Central Islip, NY. Awards will be presented to individuals and teams for first and second place, for top three best briefs, and top six best oralists. Accommodations will be available within walking distance of the law school and the courthouse. Touro Law is located within an hour of New York City and the metropolitan airports.…

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