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In Memoriam: Schierl/Ft. Howard Professor Emeritus Robert E. Rodes Jr.

Author: Denise Wager

Robert Rodes, University of Notre Dame Law School, Program on Church, State & Society

It is with a heavy heart that the Law School announces the death of Professor Emeritus Robert E. Rodes Jr., who passed away Tuesday morning, November 25, 2014.
 
Professor Rodes joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty in 1956 as an assistant professor of law, achieved the rank of associate professor of law in 1958 and was named professor of law in 1963. In 2000, the University honored him for his more than 40 years of teaching and scholarship in the fields of legal ethics and jurisprudence by naming him the first permanent holder of the Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Paper Corporation Chair in Legal Ethics.…

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Professor Richard Garnett Presents at Princeton University Conference on "Religious Accommodations, Civil Rights, and Pluralism"

Author: Denise Wager

Professor Richard Garnett, Director of the Law School's Program on Church, State & Society, participated in a recent conference at Princeton University, sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs, on "Religion, Rights, and Institutions."  The event brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines and focused on how "institutional design, of both religions and political regimes, affects the relationship between religious practice and activity and human rights.  It examined how the internal organization (formal and informal structures and rules) of religions and religious communities affect the rights of members of religious communities and the functioning of religion as a source of human rights.  And, it investigated the scope of, and limits upon, a just state’s authority to compel changes in the internal aspects of organized religion in the name of human rights.

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