The Center for the Study of Law and Religion produces and promotes path-breaking scholarship, teaching, and public programs on the interaction of law and religion around the world. CSLR is a thought leader dedicated to producing innovative scholarship, facilitating challenging conversations, convening the best minds, and training the next generation of academics, lawyers, and religious leaders to advance the global conversation on law and religion.
CSLR Talks presents Ted-style scholarship on law and religion
Five leading scholars challenge common assumptions about law and religion in 15-minute talks about women's rights, taxation, race, nationalism, and religious freedom.
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We offer six degree programs: Juris Doctor/Master of Theological Studies (JD/MTS), Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity (JD/MDiv), Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy (JD/PhD), Juris Master with a Concentration in Law and Religion (JM), Master of Law with a Concentration in Law and Religion (LLM), and Doctor of Juridical Science with a Concentration in Law and Religion (SJD). Learn about requirements, courses, and admissions procedures here.
Lecture Spotlight: Currie 2018
Andra Gillespie, associate professor of political science at Emory, discusses "Political Religion in the Age of Trump" at the 2018 Currie Lecture. Lectures and conferences at CSLR attract scholars, theologians, and legal practitioners from around the world as well as faculty members here at Emory. Over the years, CSLR has welcomed Former President Jimmy Carter, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Author Spotlight: Rafael Domingo
Rafael Domingo, Spruill Family Research Professor, has co-edited Great Christian Jurists in Spanish History (Cambridge University Press, 2018) with Javier Martínez-Torrón and written Roman Law: An Introduction (Routledge, 2018). Domingo also serves as professor of law and research professor at the Institute of Culture and Society at the University of Navarra. A specialist in legal history, legal theory, ancient Roman law, and comparative law, he has published more than 20 books and 50 articles.
In The News
Philip L. Reynolds wins Haskins Medal for book on marriage
Philip Reynolds is the winner of the 2019 Haskins Medal from the Medieval Academy of America for his book How Marriage Became One of the Sacraments.
Witte to deliver 2020 Gifford Lectures
John Witte Jr. has been invited as a Gifford Lecturer for 2020, a celebratory year that marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Scottish jurist Adam Lord Gifford, founder of the esteemed lecture series begun in 1888. The Gifford Lectures are considered among the world’s most prestigious academic forums on religion, philosophy, and theology.
Douglas Laycock completes five volumes on religious liberty
Douglas Laycock has completed his comprehensive treatment of religious liberty in five volumes published in the Emory University Studies in Law and Religion Series at Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.