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Witte book on polygamy translated into Italian

"The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy" (Cambridge University Press, 2015) has been translated into Italian.

Law and Christianity title explores illegal immigration

Author Robert W. Heimburger discusses how authorities can govern immigration with Christian ethics.

From the archive: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 2010

He spoke at CSLR's Interfaith Summit on Happiness.


First title published in CSLR-edited Jewish law series

Cambridge University Press has published the first title in Law and Judaism series

Allard and Fineman co-author chapter on vulnerability

Their chapter addresses the growing perception that law, politics and the state are failing to ensure a just and equitable society.

Allard speaks to law librarians about refugee protection

He presented on the current challenges facing asylum seekers in the United States.


Broyde lectures on religious courts at Stanford

"Religious Courts and the Rule of Law: Friends or Foes?"

Witte and Hauk edit book on family law and Christianity

Essays focus on 28 titans who helped shape the theory and law of sex, family, and marriage in the West from biblical times until the present.

CSLR celebrates 55 books published over three years

CSLR Faculty and Fellows published titles on everything from plural marriage to religious freedom to conflict transformation.

Visiting scholar examines religion and politics in southeast Asia

Giovanni Maltese is studying the relationship between religion, identity-making, and politics in British Malaya.

CSLR students organize and present at grad student conference

The inaugural Graduate Student Conference was titled, "Populism & the Rule of Law."

CSLR alumnus helped Italian nationals flee Florida and Caribbean after Irma

Andre Natale (JD 2017) helped Italians living in Florida find refuge in Georgia and Italians living in the Caribbean get to a safe location.


CSLR alumna honored at Candler

Sarah Gerwig-Moore (JD/MTS 2002) was named a distinguished alumna for her work defending marginalized people.

John Wamwara named first Dooyeweerd Fellow in Law and Religion

The award recognizes a students who has shown exceptional scholarly potential.

CSLR Fellow Berner discusses educational pluralism on podcast

In many democracies, pluralism is valued in public education over uniformity. And historically, the U.S. once also valued pluralism.

Broyde lectures highlight contrast in Poland and Austria

The countries have stark differences regarding divorce, diversity, and, the subject of Broyde's most recent book, arbitration.


New title focuses on Christianity and family law

The book is edited by John Witte, Jr. and Gary Hauk.

Witte book on Protestant Reformation translated into Polish

"The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Early Modern Calvinism" (Cambridge University Press, 2008), is considered essential reading for scholars of the Protestant Reformation.

Allard contributes chapter to vulnerability book

CSLR Associate Director Silas W. Allard writes about regulating vulnerability through immigration law.


Perry lectures in China, reunites with human rights scholars

Michael Perry, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and CSLR Fellow, lectured in China this summer, following the translation into Chinese and publication in China of two of his books.

New book from Michael Broyde: Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels

Michael Broyde has a new book: "Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels: Religious Arbitration in America and the West."

CSLR fellows edit book on agape and the law

CSLR Fellows Robert E. Cochran, Jr. and Zachary R. Calo have edited the book, "Agape, Justice, and Law," published by Cambridge University Press as part of the Law and Christianity series, edited by John Witte, Jr.

Broyde writes about religious arbitration in WashPost

Michael Broyde writes guest blog posts on religious arbitration for Washington Post.


Witte issues report on Law and Christianity Series

Cambridge Studies in Law and Christianity, now entering its third year, is published by Cambridge University Press and edited by John Witte, Jr.

Now fully funded, Savage-Lebey Scholarship supports joint-degree students

Brent Savage (JD 1978) started the scholarship, which is named for his wife and mother-in-law.

The U.S. must embrace solidarity, Domingo writes

"Isolationism, sooner or later, will take its toll."

CSLR student judges ICC moot court competition

John Joseph Wamwara (LLM 2017, SJD) was a judge and evaluator at the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition in The Hague, Netherlands.

CSLR Fellow Decock wins Novak Award

Presented by the Acton Institute, the award recognizes new research in the relationship between religion, the economy, and economic freedom.

New book from Mark Goldfeder: Legalizing Plural Marriage

Goldfeder addresses polygamy in the United States from a legal perspective.

New book from Michael Perry: A Global Political Morality

Perry focuses on human rights theory, political theory, and constitutional theory.

CSLR graduate clerking for Israel Supreme Court

Tayler Bolton (JD 2017) is the third CSLR student to serve as a foreign law clerk in Israel.


CSLR students present at Ottawa conference

Several SJD students presented papers at a conference, "Law at the Tipping Point: Conflicts, Challenges, and Changes."

Goldfeder honored by Hillels of Georgia

Mark Goldfeder received the We Stand with Israel Opher Aviran Award.

Broyde authors Jewish law book for converts

Broyde explores the many topics and questions that revolve around the life of a Jewish convert.

Witte receives honorary doctorate from Heidelberg University

"It's especially gratifying that this ancient, world-class theology faculty would honor a mere jurist," Witte said in his acceptance lecture on February 8.


2017 McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures available on YouTube

The two-day international conference celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

CSLR Fellow Decock co-edits book on Reformation

CSLR Fellow Wim Decock co-edits book,"Conscience in the Legal Teachings of the Protestant and Catholic Reformation."

Anderson wins Witte Prize

Kurtis Anderson won the 2017 Gertie and John Witte Prize for Outstanding Work in Law and Religion.

Sadri wins Eliza Ellison Prize

Amin Sadri is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Eliza Ellison Prize.

CSLR student speaks on women's issues at UN

Faizat Badmus-Busari (SJD) spoke at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women panel, From Fear to Hope, last month.


CSLR students named Women of Excellence

Four CSLR students were recognized as Women of Excellence in honor of Emory's 100th year of enrolling women.

CSLR releases summer grant application

The 2017 CSLR Restoring Religious Freedom Summer Grant application is available. This grant is designed to assist law students working in the law and religion field this summer as clerks in law firms, in judicial clerkships, or at think tanks, government agencies, or non-profit organizations.

CSLR faculty and students present papers at Pepperdine conference

Several CSLR faculty and students presented papers at Religious Critiques of Law, a conference presented by the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics at Pepperdine University.

CSLR student organizes panel on Islamaphobia

CSLR student Amanda Parris organized and moderated a panel on Islamaphobia at RebLaw at Yale Law School.

McDonald conference celebrates 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation

The fourth in the McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures series celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a two-day international conference.


CSLR Fellow co-edits book on conscience

Wim Decock, CSLR Fellow, has co-edited a book on the role of the religious reform movements in the transformation of the Western legal tradition, especially the notion of conscience.

Emory lawyers win religious freedom appeals court ruling

The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled in favor of the plaintiff in Lester J. Smith v. Brian Owens, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Corrections, a case argued by Mark Goldfeder, senior lecturer and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion¿s Restoring Religious Freedom Project.

CSLR announces fund for student scholarship

The CSLR Student Scholarship Advancement Fund provides expense reimbursements so students can advance their scholarship and professional skills through conferences, meetings, training sessions, workshops, and other experiences.

Domingo publishes book on God and the secular legal system

Rafael Domingo, Spruill Family Research Professor of Law, has published, God and the Secular Legal System, as part of the Cambridge Studies in Law and Christianity series, edited by John Witte, Jr.


Hauk joins CSLR as senior editorial consultant and series editorial board member

Gary S. Hauk has joined the Center for the Study of Law and Religion as senior editorial consultant and member of the international editorial board of the Center¿s Cambridge Law and Christianity book series.

CSLR goes to the Eleventh Circuit

Senior Lecturer Mark Goldfeder, Professor Sarah Shalf, and CSLR students headed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit this morning, where Goldfeder argued on behalf of a Muslim inmate who wants to grow a beard in accordance with his faith under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act.

Dreisbach book examines the Bible's influence on founding fathers

Daniel L. Dreisbach, CSLR Fellow and professor at The American University, has published Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers (Oxford University Press, 2016), a study of the American founders' use of the Bible in political discourse and an analysis of the diverse uses of the Bible in political rhetoric.