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.
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.”
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 Jan 19, 2017
Russell Lovell, professor emeritus at Drake Law School, will discuss his career and life of public service performing pro bono legal work for the NAACP.
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…