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People

CSLR’s people are our greatest resource. Our CSLR Faculty and Fellows, administration, current students, and alumni make CSLR what it is.

featured CSLR people

Mark Goldfeder, Spruill Family Senior Fellow in Law and Religion

Mark Goldfeder, Spruill Family Senior Fellow in Law and Religion

Mark Goldfeder is Senior Lecturer and Spruill Family Senior Fellow in Law and Religion. A scholar of law and religion and comparative Jewish Law, Goldfeder directs the Religious Freedom Restoration Project.

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Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, CSLR Fellow

Abdullahi An-Na'im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law and a fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion. His research focuses on Muslims and the secular state and human rights from state-centric to people-centered.

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our people

CSLR Faculty and Fellows

Our faculty provide our students deep expertise in law and religion, with specialties that include Christianity and law, Judaism and law, Islam and law and international human rights.

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Administration

The CSLR administrative team keeps the CSLR suite running smoothly. We’re here to help you with whatever you need.

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Current Students

Our students are at the heart of everything we do. They contribute to the life of our Center and represent the future of our field.

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people in the news

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Mark Goldfeder

CSLR Senior Fellow and Project Director Mark Goldfeder discusses in this CNN op-ed why our grandchildren will not learn to drive. Self-driving cars will have such clean safety records, human-operated cars will seem too dangerous.

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Michael Broyde

CSLR faculty member Michael Broyde makes a case in this CNN op-ed for Richard Posner as nominee for U.S. Supreme Court justice. Posner has written more than 40 books, many of them landmarks, and is the most cited legal scholar of all time.

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Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

CSLR faculty member Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im writes in The Conversation that ISIS' claim of Islamic legitimacy can be countered only by a viable alternative interpretation of Islamic law.

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Sara Toering

CSLR Senior Fellow Sara Toering is quoted in this Shreveport Times story on urban blight, noting that communities that reduce blight have good data, a multi-department approach, strong leadership, and smart use of funding.

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