Richard Garnett, Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor and director of the Program on Church, State & Society, has been re-appointed to the Indiana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Professor Richard Garnett presented Law and Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Society at Anselm House, a Christian community that connects faith and knowledge with all of life, at the University of Minnesota on February 9, 2017.…
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.
The Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award up to three summer fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2017.
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. …
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.”
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.
David Dalin, a Professor Emeritus of History and Politics at Ave Maria University, spoke to Notre Dame Law students and guests in a talk titled: “On the Hundredth Anniversary of the First Jewish Justice: Louis Brandeis and the Jewish Seat on the Supreme Court."
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. …
Professor Richard Garnett was an invited speaker at one of the plenary sessions at the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies annual conference in August 2016. His topic was "Freedom For Religion: Yet Another View of the Cathedral."…
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…
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.…
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.
The Notre Dame Law School Program on Church, State & Society has awarded three summer fellowships to first-year law students Jessen Baker, Samantha Scheuler, and Kristina Semeryuk. Each will receive a $10,000 fellowship award to work for a religious institution in a legal capacity this summer.
Richard Garnett, Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, has joined 15 other constitutional scholars in filing an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell case.
The Notre Dame Law School's Program on Church, State & Society is excited to announce that the Program will award up to two Summer Fellowships, in the amount of $10,000 each, for the summer of 2016 to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity.
This is an outstanding opportunity for any Notre Dame law student to get exposure in the area of religious law and explore the many legal career options available that combine church, state and society
Fifty years ago today, on December 7, 1965, Pope Paul VI promulgated the Declaration on Religious Freedom (Dignitatis humanae).…