The Rice-Hasson Distinguished Lecture Series will serve as a flagship annual event and celebration of the Program on Church, State & Society.
Richard 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.
Professor Rick Garnett delivered the 2nd Annual Duncan Lecture on Constitutional Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law.
The second-annual Duncan Lecture on Constitutional Law was held Monday at the University of Nebraska College of Law on the topic of religious freedom in America. The event was hosted by the Nebraska school's Christian Legal Society chapter. Daniel Segura, a Nebraska law student and president of the Christian Legal Society, said Garnett is among the leading speakers in the country on First Amendment issues. He said the student organization hopes to offer space for debate over how the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted, and he hopes to see a variety of views represented. …
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.
Thu May 23, 2019
The Arizona State University School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, the Constitutional Studies Program at Notre Dame and the Jack Miller Center proudly present “Natural Rights, American Constitutionalism, and the Study of Political Philosophy,” a conference celebrating the scholarly work of Michael P. Zuckert.…
Wed May 29, 2019
Professor Rick Garnett will take part in a panel discussion on May 29th at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, D.C. The conference will officially launch RFI's Freedom of Religious Institutions in Society (FORIS) Project, a pathbreaking, multi-country initiative funded by the John Templeton Foundation to examine the meaning and impact of institutional religious freedom and promote its findings among policymakers, scholars, and journalists around the world.…