The Program on Church, State & Society focuses on the role of religion in society and how law structures these relationships. In conjunction with the University's other colleges and centers, the program hosts conferences, workshops, and other activities and is committed to increasing legal scholarship in order to promote dialogue on the interaction of these dynamic, and often colliding, aspects of society.
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.
Faculty in the News
Carter Snead was quoted in The New York Times, In British Baby's Case, Catholic's Views Aren't So Clear-Cut, on July 5.
Rick Garnett was quoted in The Washington Post, The Supreme Court Sided with Trinity Lutheran Church. Here 's Why That Matters, on June 26.
Rick Garnett took part in an explainer video for The Federalist Society on Blaine Amendments, released May 9.
Read Rick Garnett's latest blog entry on The Mirror of Justice.