• 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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GarnettRichard 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

Faculty in the News

Rick Garnett wrote a memorial piece for Notre Dame Law School Professor Tom Shaffer, former dean of the Law School, for Prawfsblawg on Feb. 28.

Rick Garnett was quoted in the Deseret News, The Supreme Court could reinterpret the First Amendment in a conservative direction this term. Here's how, on Jan. 14.

Rick Garnett was quoted in the Crux, Globally and abroad, experts say religious freedom more than a ‘commodity’, on Nov. 12. 

Brad Gregory was highlighted by ND Newswire, Brad Gregory wins Expanded Reason Awards honorable mention, on Oct. 10.

Vincent Philip Munoz was quoted in the Washington Examiner, Campus free speech problems abound, but suggested solutions are vague and few, on Sept. 18. 

Paolo G. Carozza has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis.

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

Read more Church State News here or Blog articles here

Upcoming Events

Thu Jun 20, 2019

Annual Law and Religion Roundtable

Location: University of Toronto

The 2019 ALRR will be held June 20-21 at the University of Toronto. This year's ALRR is co-sponsored by the Program on Church, State & Society and the Toronto Faculty of Law.


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