Harold J. Berman Lecture


The Berman Lecture was founded in 2009 with a generous grant from the Berman family, friends, and supporters to honor the intellectual legacy of Harold J. Berman (1918-2007). Berman was Emory’s first Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and is considered the father of the modern study of law and religion.


Irwin Cotler, former Canadian Minister of Justice; Martha A. Fineman, Emory University; Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard University; Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University; Tibor Varady, Professor of Law, Emory University
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