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The Year in Videos: CSLR 2014 Conferences

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion hosted four conferences in 2014, bringing world-class scholars and practitioners to discuss the complex issues in the field ranging from Christianity and human rights to immigration. In February, the Religious Legal Theory Conference brought together... Read More

Allard Presents Immigration Research at Conferences

Silas W. Allard, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, presented his research on immigration at two fall conferences. In October, Allard spoke at Immigration Reform and Beyond? The 5th Conference on Immigration to the U.S. South, which was sponsored by the Center... Read More

Emory Law Professors Participate in Moot Court Argument

Emory Law will host a moot court argument on Monday, Dec. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 575 as part of the Alliance Defending Freedom’s preparation to argue a religious freedom case before the U.S. Supreme Court in January.Faculty, staff, and students are invited to take a break from finals and... Read More

Broyde, Bedzow Publish Book on Codification of Jewish Law

Michael J. Broyde, professor of law at Emory University as well as project director and senior scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, has co-authored a new book with Ira Bedzow, who received his PhD in religion from Emory University last spring. Academic... Read More

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

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