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Two NDLS Students Participate in Law and Religion Moot Court Tournament

Author: Denise Wager

NDLS students Kristi Denny and Daniela Peinado, both 2Ls, participated in the Touro Law Center 4th Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion. The tournament this year was about the scope of the First Amendment’s "ministerial exception." The ministerial exception is a doctrine in religious liberty law that was affirmed by the United States Supreme Court in the 2012 case of Hosanna-Tabor.

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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

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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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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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Professor Garnett Participates in Panel Discussion on Sanctuary

Author: Denise Wager

The Center for Civil and Human Rights convened a Notre Dame panel on January 18, 2017 to discuss the historical development, possibilities, and realities of sanctuary as a civil strategy for the protection of vulnerable populations.

With renewed concern that immigrants, including those falling under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, face an increased risk of targeted discrimination or harassment, many have called for more robust sanctuary policies on college campuses and in communities across the nation. In light of these developments, the  the panel was designed to bring clarity to the issue.  …

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

Author: Denise Wager

Touro Law Center has announced the 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, New York on April 2-3, 2017. …

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John Witte Lecture on Religious Freedom at Home and Abroad Finding a Better Way

Author: Denise Wager

Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society hosted a lecture, Religious Freedom at Home and Abroad: Finding a Better Way, on April 14, 2016.

John Witte, Jr., Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, McDonald Distinguished Professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, spoke to students and faculty on April 14, 2016 about religious freedom at home and abroad. His lecture, Religious Freedom at Home and Abroad: Finding a Better Way, can be heard here

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NDLS Students Compete in Law and Religion Moot Court Competition in Venice, Italy

Author: Lauren Love

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Four Notre Dame Law School students recently won an international law and religion moot court competition in Venice, Italy.

Sponsored by the Program on Church, State & Society and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, eight Notre Dame Law students participated in the 2016 Fondazione Studium Generale Marcianum Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion. Notre Dame’s Moot Court Board team—consisting of second-year law students Matthew Ciulla, Christina Dines, Kyle Maury, and Christina Milanese—took first place. A team consisting of third-year law students John Foerster, Will Hodges, Christina Shakour, and Laura Wolk also competed.…

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NDLS Hosts Lecture on Religious Freedom

Author: Denise Wager

Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will host a lecture, Religious Freedom at Home and Abroad: Finding a Better Way, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Notre Dame Hesburgh Center Auditorium.

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