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December

Berner title explores pluralism and public education

"No One Way to School," by Ashley Berner, explores pluralism and American public education.

Lectures from the Restoring Religious Freedom Conference available on YouTube

Lectures from the 2016 Restoring Religious Freedom Conference, "Law, Religion, Equality, and Dignity," are available on YouTube.

Fourth McDonald lecture series will feature organ concert

The fourth McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures on Christian Scholarship will be held at April 3 and 4 at Candler School of Theology. "The Reformation and Law: 500th Anniversary Perspectives" will be a scholarly celebration of the contributions of the Protestant Reformation to the transformation of theology, art, music, liturgy, church life, politics, economics, and the law. The celebration will include a Bach organ concert by Timothy Albrecht and Presentation of Reformation archives by Pat Graham.

Goldfeder speaks at United Nations

CSLR Lecturer Mark Goldfeder spoke at the United Nations on drawing lines between religious discrimination and the First Amendment.

November

Indian film explores religious practice that conflicts with secular law

Emory scholars discuss questions for court regarding controversial religious practices.

October

Witte delivers Yale lecture on Pennington

John Witte, Jr. delivered a lecture on former slave James W.C. Pennington, who was the first African-American to study at Yale.

Douglas Laycock to deliver keynote address at religious freedom conference

Douglas Laycock, a leading religious liberty scholar, will deliver the keynote address at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion's first religious freedom conference.

Slotte is CSLR visiting scholar

Pamela Slotte is a visiting scholar at CSLR.

September

Allard part of award-winning immigration group

Immigration Working Group, a partnership among several law firms and organizations, won the Partnership Impact Award from the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta. CSLR Associate Director Silas Allard is part of Immigration Working Group.

CSLR students clerk for Supreme Court of Israel

Two CSLR students spend the summer researching matters of comparative law for justices of the Supreme Court of Israel.

Latest in Law and Christianity Series Focuses on Marriage

CSLR Fellow Philip L. Reynolds is the author of, "How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments."

CSLR students present papers at international conference

Five current and former CSLR students presented papers at the 2016 International Consortium of Law and Religion Studies conference at Oxford University.

Witte receives lifetime achievement award in family law

John Witte, Jr., Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, McDonald Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, has received the Harry Krause Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Law from the University of Illinois College of Law.

McDonald Agape Foundation commits $1 million to advance Witte's work in Christianity and law

The McDonald Agape Foundation has committed $1 million to extend CSLR Director John Witte, Jr.'s McDonald Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion through 2028. The gift will ensure the continuation of Witte's internationally renowned scholarship in law and Christianity as well as the 12-year relationship between Witte and the Foundation.

May

Witte to receive prestigious award from German university

John Witte, Jr., Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, McDonald Distinguished Professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, will receive the James W.C. Pennington Award in June from the Heidelberg Center for American Studies and the Department of Theology at the University of Heidelberg. The award honors a former slave who escaped his abusive master and became the first African American to attend Yale University. He became a writer, minister, theologian, abolitionist, and international symbol of freedom.

April

Domingo receives honorary doctorate

Domingo also received an honorary diploma from the Peruvian Congress for his contributions to law and legal science.

Essay: The first woman on American currency

Harriet Tubman is no political football. Nor is she the first woman to be portrayed on American currency. For over a century after the nation was founded, American currency only had images of women. One woman, in particular.

Tatum, Floyd win CSLR graduation awards

Tobias Tatum (JD 2016) and Jessica Floyd (JD 2016) received top awards at the CSLR graduation party in April.

CSLR students honored at law and religion moot court competition

Greg Richardson (JD 2016)and Ashley Barnett (JD 2016)were recognized at a law and religion moot court competition at Touro Law Center in New York.

March

McDonald Lecture 2016 available as webcast

The McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lecture on Christian Scholarship, "Christianity and Human Flourishing: The Role of law and Politics," is available as a webcast.

Hucks to give first religious freedom lecture

Tracey Hucks, PhD, an expert in Africana religions in the disapora, will give CSLR's first Restoring Religious Freedom lecture.

CSLR Senior Fellow's reference book wins Dartmouth Medal

A reference book edited by CSLR Senior Fellow Brent Strawn has won the 2016 Dartmouth Medal.

Fourth edition of Witte textbook published

The Witte classic has been updated with help from students.

Two CSLR students to clerk for Supreme Court of Israel this summer

Amin Sadri (JD 2016) and Kurtis Anderson (JD 2017) will serve as foreign law clerks at the Supreme Court of Israel this summer.

Goldfeder meets "Suits" actor who inspired course content

Mark Goldfeder got to meet his favorite actor from the TV show "Suits," which inspired his course syllabus.

Tobias Tatum wins best oralist at international competition

Tobias Tatum (JD 2016) won Best Oralist in an international moot competition in Venice, Italy held March 9, 10 and 11.

Barnett presents paper at international conference

Ashley Barnett (JD 2016), presented her paper on religious establishment versus religious culture.