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

"Pointing to the banality of evil does not make humans, nazis or others, less culpable morally. Humans are responsible for the evil they do, regardless of why they do it. They are accountable before humanity and God. ... Pointing to the banality of goodness does not diminish it in any way. An act is good when it is caring, when it protects the life and rights of others, no matter who does it, or where, or why."

–David R. Blumenthal