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Journal of Law and Religion

Published in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, the Journal of Law and Religion publishes cutting-edge research on religion, human rights, and religion freedom; religion-state relations; religion sources and dimensions of public, private, penal, and procedural law; religious legal systems and their place in secular law; theological jurisprudence; political theology; legal and religious ethics; and more.

The JLR provides a distinguished forum for deep dialogue among Buddhist, Confucian, Christian, Hindu, Indigenous, Jewish, Muslim, and other faith traditions about fundamental questions of law, society, and politics.

In the latest issue

  • "The New Genealogy of Religious Freedom," by David Decosimo 
  • "Judging Religion and Judges' Religions," by Howard Kislowicz
  • "Jewish Law, State, and Social Reality: Prenuptial Agreements for the Prevention of Divorce Refusal in Israel and the United States," by Amihai Radzyner
  • "Temporary Marriage: A Comparison of the Jewish and Islamic Conceptions," by Yehezkel Margalit

A Highlight from the JLR Archive

"Using Legislation to Protect Against Unethical Conversions in Sri Lanka"

Alexandra Owen


  • Silas W. Allard
  • Michael Broyde
  • M. Christian Green
  • Michael J. Perry
  • John Witte, Jr.

Managing Editor

  • Silas W. Allard

Special Content Editor

  • M. Christian Green

Book Review Editors

  • Hina Azam
  • Justin J. Latterell 

Editing Staff

Chief of Staff

  •  Kyle Svendsen   

Assistant Managing Editors

  •  Kyle Svendsen (Peer Review)
  •  Asha Kuttikattu (Comments)
  •  Daniel Miller (Spading)
  •  Will Weston (Spading)
  •  Catherine Grady (Book reviews)
  •  Aaron Walayat (Special content)

Student Staff Members

  •  Jessica Pinon
  •  Jacob Jones 
  •  Juan Patino Bravo
  • Daysha Brown


  • Jordan Fox
  • Aaron Conley 
  • Diana Shin
  • Tuo Wang

International Advisory Board

Frank S. Alexander
Emory University
Paul Babie
University of Adelaide
Deborah J. Cantrell
University of Colorado
Stephen L. Carter
Yale University
Ana María Celis Brunet
Ponticia Universidad Católica de Chile
Joseph Chan
University of Hong Kong
Paula M. Cooey
Macalester College
Perry Dane
Rutgers University
Donald R. Davis, Jr
University of Texas
Norman Doe
Cardiff University
Thomas Duve
Max Planck Institute for
European Legal History
Anver M. Emon
University of Toronto
Carolyn Evans
University of Melbourne
Rebecca R. French
State University of New York
Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Jr.
Valparaiso University
Richard W. Garnett
University of Notre Dame
Emily Albrink Hartigan
St. Mary’s University
R. H. Helmholz
University of Chicago
Cathleen Kaveny
Boston College
Olga Kazmina
Moscow State University
Michael Kessler
Georgetown University
Mirjam Künkler
Princeton University
Howard Lesnick
University of Pennsylvania
Samuel J. Levine
Touro Law Center
Tim Lindsey
University of Melbourne
David Little
Harvard University
Adrian Loretan
University of Lucerne
Robin W. Lovin
Southern Methodist University
John McGuckin
Columbia University
Werner Menski
SOAS University of London
Nancy Miller-Herron
Tennessee Claims Commission
Ebrahim Moosa
University of Notre Dame
David Novak
University of Toronto
Michiaki Okuyama
Nanzan University
Fernanda Pirie
University of Oxford
Jean Porter
University of Notre Dame
Thomas W. Porter, Jr.
Boston University
Asifa Quraishi-Landes
University of Wisconsin
Gideon Sapir
Bar-Ilan University
Suwanna Satha-Anand
Chulalongkorn University
Prakash Shah
Queen Mary University of London
Steven D. Smith
University of San Diego
Suzanne Last Stone
Yeshiva University
Kyriaki Topidi
University of Lucerne
Darryl M. Trimiew Amelia J. Uelmen
Georgetown University
C. Leon van de Broeke
VU University
Michael Welker
University of Heidelberg
Fenggang Yang
Purdue University