• 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 Students Reflect on Experience in Law and Religion Moot Court in Venice, Italy

Author: Denise Wager

The Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State, and Society sponsored an opportunity for four students to travel to Italy over spring break to participate in the Fondazione Studium Generale Marcianum Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion in Venice. The competition brought together law students from the United States and Europe to argue a case on religious accommodation, and examine issues of religious freedom through a comparative lens.

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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.  


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.

Read more Church State News here or Blog articles here

Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 2, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak with Notre Dame Law Students

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Location: McCartan Courtroom

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will hold a conversation with Notre Dame law students. She will talk with students about a variety of issues in the conversation moderated by Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law and acting director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Read more

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Fri Oct 9, 2015