• 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

Program on Church, State & Society to award summer fellowships

Author: Denise Wager

Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society will award several summer fellowships — in the amount of $8,000 to $10,000 each — to students working for a religious institution in a legal capacity for the summer of 2019.

This is an outstanding opportunity for students to experience a variety of career options that combine law and religion, and involve legal services to religious institutions of all types.…

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Faculty in the News

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

Rick Garnett was quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Kavanaugh hearing revealed the partisan divide, but not the nominee's real views on the law, on Sept. 7.

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

Rick Garnett was quoted in America Magazine, Why do Catholics make up a majority of the Supreme Court?, on July 18.

Lloyd Mayer was quoted in The Hill, $1 million donation to Trump inauguration traced to conservative legal activists: report, on May 15.

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

Read more Church State News here or Blog articles here

Upcoming Events

Tue Jan 22, 2019

Fri Mar 1, 2019

69th Annual Moot Court Showcase Argument


Location: Eck Hall of Law

Join us for the 69th Annual Moot Court Showcase Argument where six NDLS students hone their skills thanks to a panel of distinguished judges.

Originally published at law.nd.edu.…

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