Research

Foundations of Law

Project Description

An analysis and celebration of the work of Harold J. Berman, Michael J. Perry, Martha A. Fineman, and Martin E. Marty on the historical, moral, social, and religious foundations of law.

Project Accomplishments

March 25, 2004, conference with 15 speakers, 500 participants

“The Foundations of Law,” Emory Law Journal 54 (2005): 1-375

Sponsors

Emory University School of Law

Directors
CSLR Participants
Other Participants
  • William J. Carney
  • Morgan Cloud
  • Marc L. Miller
  • Robert A. Schapiro
  • Timothy P. Terrell
  • Paul J. Zwier

In Their Own Words

"Why does a liberal democracy protect the right not just to religious belief, but to religious practice? Once you discern the best case for protecting that right, another question arises: Should a liberal democracy protect the right to moral practice as well? And if we have the right to moral freedom, what implications might that suggest with respect to same-sex marriage?"

–Michael J. Perry