The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society announces the 6th Annual Religious Liberty Writing Competition, made possible by the Jack P. Peterson and Maude Birkin Peterson Endowment. The purpose of the writing competition is to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies. Students who have graduated from law school but who are not yet practicing law due to clerkships or other similar pursuits are also invited to submit papers.
God. Country. Notre Dame.
Perhaps no man in recent memory has better embodied the motto inscribed over the door to the Sacred Heart Basilica than Professor Charles E. Rice. A devout Catholic, a Marine, a professor, and a coach, Professor Rice did it all, and always with an abounding sense of humor and purpose. It is therefore with a heavy heart that the Law School announces his passing on February 25, 2015.
After four rounds of competition, NDLS students Sarah Gallo and Patrick Duffey (with Jae Kim on the brief) were declared the winners of the National Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition February 7.
The competition, held at George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C., featured two days of arguments and several dozen teams from law schools across the nation. The final round, against Roger Williams University School of Law, was argued before Judge Pamela Harris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Judge David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Justice Don Willett of the Supreme Court of Texas
The NDLS National Moot Court team is heading to the National Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC on February 6-7, 2015.
Professor Richard Garnett responds to the Supreme Court's Holt v Hobbs unanimous opinion, upholding the religious-liberty claim of a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas who challenged the prison's strict grooming policy under the Federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).
Richard Garnett, NDLS Professor and Director of the Program on Church, State & Society, has been appointed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as one of 18 Indiana citizens to its Indiana Advisory Committee.
The Program on Church, State & Society recently hosted a roundtable talk, A Confident Pluralism. The discussion was based off of Professor John Inazu's forthcoming book, Confident Pluralism. Inazu is Professor of Law and Political Science at Washington University and author of the book, Liberty's Refuge.
It is with a heavy heart that the Law School announces the death of Professor Emeritus Robert E. Rodes Jr., who passed away Tuesday morning, November 25, 2014.
Professors Richard Garnett and Steve Smith were quoted in the Indiana Lawyer article, SCOTUS Hears Case of Fisherman Caught in Sarbanes-Oxley Net, on November 19.…
Notre Dame Law School student Paul Quast has received second place honors for his paper, Religion’s Jurisdiction, from the 2014 Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition sponsored Washington D.C. Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. …
Professor Richard Garnett has published, Conscience and Community: Understanding the Freedom of Religion, on the Georgetown University's Cornerstone blog as a response to the previously published piece, Protections and Applications of the First Amendment Today,
Several Notre Dame law professors weighed in on the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. Professor Richard Garnett was an invited participant in The Federalist Society podcast, Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley: HHS Mandate and Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone…
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Monday (May 5) handed down its decision in Town of Greece, NY v. Galloway and reversed the lower court’s ruling that the town’s legislative prayer policy violated the First Amendment.
University of Notre Dame Law Professor Richard W. Garnett, a former SCOTUS law clerk, says, “The court’s ruling is the correct one and does not come as a surprise. Most observers expected a majority of the justices to conclude that the town’s policy was consistent with longstanding American traditions and with the court’s own prior decisions. What is fairly surprising, though, is that four justices dissented.”
Professor Richard Garnett was quoted by CNN and several affiliates in the capital punishment news story, Oklahoma's Botched Lethal Injection Marks New Front in Battle Over Executions…
The Program on Church, State, & Society recently hosted a roundtable book discussion on Nicholas Wolterstroff's book, The Mighty and The Almighty: An Essay in Political Theology. Several legal thinkers participated in a lively, thought-provoking discussion.