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

"We need to develop ways to teach families to talk about their individual and shared past together in ways that facilitate adolescent self-understanding and self-esteem. We need to teach families to talk about their negative experiences and their negative emotions in ways that help adolescents learn to manage and regulate their negative affect, rather than to act out on it. These are not difficult concepts; if we can help families to collaboratively construct narratives then we can help families buffer adolescents from the stress and storm of adolescence and help these adolescents to form healthy adult identities. Families build resilience through building stories."

–Robyn L. Fivush