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.
Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award up to four summer fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2018.
“This is an outstanding opportunity for NDLS students to learn about religious-institutions practice and explore the many ways lawyers work at the intersection of church, state, and society,” said Richard W. Garnett, Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor and Director of the Program.…
Faculty in the News
Carter Snead was quoted in The New York Times, In British Baby's Case, Catholic's Views Aren't So Clear-Cut, on July 5.
Rick Garnett was quoted in The Washington Post, The Supreme Court Sided with Trinity Lutheran Church. Here 's Why That Matters, on June 26.
Rick Garnett took part in an explainer video for The Federalist Society on Blaine Amendments, released May 9.
Read Rick Garnett's latest blog entry on The Mirror of Justice.
Thu Feb 1, 2018
Daniel Mark, chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will speak at Notre Dame on February 1. He will give a lecture on "The End of Religious Freedom? Challenges from the Right, the Left, and Around the Globe."
Sun Apr 8, 2018
Touro Law Center is pleased to announce our Fifth Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion. The preliminary and semi-final rounds of the competition will take place at the law school. The final round 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. Accommodations will be available within walking distance of the law school and the courthouse. Touro Law Center is located within an hour of New York City and the metropolitan airports.…