Professor Rick Garnett co-authored with John Inazu (Wash. U.) and Mike McConnell (Stanford) the opinion article How to Protect Endangered Religious Groups You Admire in Christianity Today on August 4, 2015.
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.
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.
- Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion in Venice, Italy
- Student Reflections: Hear From the Students Who Participated
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.
- When It Comes to Abolishing the Dealth Penalty, Who Should Decide?, June 29, 2016
- Hard Questions from Chief Justice on Same-Sex Decision, June 26, 2015
- Two Overlooked Free Speach Rulings from SCOTUS, June 19, 2015
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.
Wed Sep 2, 2015
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