• 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 Program on Church, State & Society Awards Summer Fellowships

Author: Denise Wager

Church, State, & Society Summer Fellows Clockwise from top left: Margo Borders, Lauren Andrini, Robert Sikorski, and Catherine Gawron are recipients of the 2017 summer fellowship awards from the Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society.

Lauren Andrini, Margo Borders, Catherine Gawron, and Robert Sikorski, all 1Ls, have each received a $10,000 fellowship award from the Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society to work for a religious institution in a legal capacity this summer.…

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Paolo Carozza awarded honorary doctorate

Author: Amanda Gray

Carozza

Pázmány Péter Catholic University awarded an honorary doctorate to Paolo Carozza, director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies and law professor at Notre Dame Law School, on March 27 in Budapest, Hungary.

According to the University’s official citation, the doctorate was conferred in recognition of Carozza’s “excellent and tireless service to the community and the Church, especially in the area of human rights, by cultivating jurisprudence and … through many [other] works and efforts.”…

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Faculty in the News

Rick Garnett weighs in on the Trinity Lutheran v. Comer case in CNN, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, and The Federalist Society.

Rick Garnett was quoted in Deseret News, Why religious freedom is important to both Democrats and Republicans in Gorsuch hearings, on March 25.

Gerald Bradley was quoted in Our Sunday Visitor, High court puts pause on gender identity case, on March 9.

Rick Garnett participated in an NPR radio broadcast Sanctuary Churches Brace For Clash With Trump Administration on February 16.

Jeff Pojanowski quoted in BuzzFeed, Neil Gorsuch Wants The Supreme Court To Rethink Agency Power — And That Could Hurt Trump, on February 15. 

Read Rick Garnett's latest blog entry on The Mirror of Justice.

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