• 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 LL.M. Students Win Regional Moot Court Competition and Advance to International Finals

Author: Denise Wager

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.

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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

Thu Mar 23, 2017

2017 Catholic Social Tradition Conference

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

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Fri Mar 24, 2017

Steve Smith Book Roundtable

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.…

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