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Emory Law Offers New LLM Concentration in Law and Religion Practice

Emory Law’s new LLM concentration in law and religion practice provides lawyers with the expertise needed to excel in this growing and diverse field, which appeals especially to lawyers who are committed to the ideals of religious freedom, equality, and non-discrimination.The Center for the Study... Read More

Blumenthal Is Subject of New Book

David R. Blumenthal, a Senior Fellow at CSLR and Jay & Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion, is the subject of a recently published book, "David R. Blumenthal: Living with God and Humanity." The book is seventh in the series, "Library of... Read More

Save the Date, November 14: 15th Annual Legal Ethics & Professionalism Symposium

November 14, 2014 15th Annual Legal Ethics & Professionalism Symposium Emory University School of Law Tull Auditorium 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Keynote address and Don S. Browning Memorial Lecture: Peter L. Markowitz, Clinical Associate Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and... Read More

Inequality, Religion, and the Law

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of... Read More

JLR Staff Announced

Managing Editor Silas Allard has announced the newest staff members of the Journal of Law and Religion:·    Natalie Cohen·    Max Eichelberger·    Claire Sherburne·    Dalton Windham·    Nathan Wood·    Adam... Read More

Montague Earns Top CSLR Prize, Four Graduates Earn Dooyeweerd Awards

Terri Y. Montague has won the 2014 Eliza Ellison Prize for Leadership in Law and Religion from the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. The award is named for the center’s former associate director and director of publications and recognizes a graduate who has shown special... Read More

Emory Wins Religion and Law Moot Court

Emory University School of Law won first place in the first National Religion & The Law Moot Court Competition, held April 10 at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, New York. Drew Stevens 14L, Chris Manzer 15L, Zach Eyster 14L, and Drew Bolender 14L represented Emory, with Stevens and Manzer... Read More

Educational Pluralism Can Raise Academic Achievement, Berner Says

The United States is an outlier among democratic nations in its resistance to providing public funds to religious schools. At the same time, the United States spends more per student on education than other nations, yet American high school students are ranked 32nd in math and 21st in reading. In... Read More

Analysis: Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a for-profit corporation can refuse to provide contraceptive services in health plans offered to employees on the grounds that to do so would violate the owners’ particular Christian beliefs. The Affordable Care Act requires employers to cover... Read More

McDonald Lecture Draws Renowned Theologians

The first of five annual McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures on Christian Scholarship brought six theological giants to Emory Law on March 26 to discuss Christianity and human rights. Hosted by the McDonald Agape Foundation and the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, the event provided a... Read More

Currie Lecture and RLT Conference: Religion and Law Frame Global Legal Systems

Religion and law on the table for discussion in legal systems around the world presented in RLT conference and Currie Lecture Read More

CSLR Publishes First Issue of the Journal of Law and Religion

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion is excited to announce the publication of volume 29, issue 1, of the Journal of Law and Religion. This inaugural issue edited by the Center and published in concert with Cambridge University Press features valuable new scholarship from His Holiness the... Read More

Former U.S. Ambassador Cook Delivers Currie Lecture, February 24

Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook will deliver the 2014 Currie Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, February 24, at Emory University School of Law. Drawing on her experience as Ambassador-at-Large, Cook will discuss the role of the United States in... Read More

International Religious Legal Theory Conference at Emory Law, February 24-25

The Fifth Installment of the Religious Legal Theory conference is being hosted by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University on Monday, February 24 through Tuesday, February 25. Titled “A Global Conversation: Exploring Interfaith and International Models for the Interaction of... Read More

McDonald Lectures Bring Renowned Christian Scholars to CSLR March 26, 2014

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory University joins the McDonald Agape Foundation in presenting a five-year spring lecture series featuring world-renowned Christian scholars on law and religion. Made possible by a generous grant from the Foundation, the inaugural McDonald... Read More

An-Na'Im's New Book Calls For Moving Beyond Minority Politics

As the Muslim population of the United States grows, debates over how Muslims should engage the civil and political life of the U.S. are increasingly common. Too often, however, this conversation focuses on a narrow concept of shari‘a that is perceived to be incompatible with, or a threat to, the... Read More

New Wisdom from The Father of Law and Religion

The father of the field of law and religion, Harold Berman wrote 25 books, hundreds of articles, and one forgotten unpublished manuscript. Upon his death in 2007 at the age of 88, Berman’s literary executor, colleague and former student John Witte, Jr. CSLR Director, discovered a long-lost draft of... Read More

Two Sisters of Mercy Nuns Inspire CSLR Students to Work for Structural Change

“We do things peacefully and respectfully but we never take no for an answer,” said Sister Pat Murphy during a conversation with a group of law and theology students hosted by Emory’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion on September 9 (link to video here). With over four decades of advocacy... Read More

Michael Welker on the Power of Law and Religion in Pluralistic Societies

Michael Welker, Senior Professor for Systematic Theology at the University of Heidelberg, and the Spring 2013 Alonzo L. McDonald Senior Fellow in Law and Religion, recently shared his thinking on the powers of law and religion as “justice- and truth-seeking communities” shaping moral education in... Read More

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