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.
Four Notre Dame Law School students recently won an international law and religion moot court competition in Venice, Italy.
Sponsored by the Program on Church, State & Society and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, eight Notre Dame Law students participated in the 2016 Fondazione Studium Generale Marcianum Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion. Notre Dame’s Moot Court Board team—consisting of second-year law students Matthew Ciulla, Christina Dines, Kyle Maury, and Christina Milanese—took first place. A team consisting of third-year law students John Foerster, Will Hodges, Christina Shakour, and Laura Wolk also competed.…
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.