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The mission of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion is to produce and promote path-breaking scholarship, teaching, and public programs on the interaction of law and religion around the world. The vision of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion is to be 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’s people are our greatest resource. Our CSLR Faculty and Fellows, administration, current students, and alumni make CSLR what it is. Members of our leadership team direct a strategic focus area and drive the Center's work. In 2019, the Center for the Study of Law and Religion was proud to announce the inaugural class of McDonald Distinguished Fellows. These thirteen Christian scholars of law, theology, history, and ethics have embarked on distinguished academic careers and will be appointed to a five-year term from 2019 to 2024. In partnership with the McDonald Agape Foundation, this diverse group of scholars will receive financial, intellectual, and social support from the CSLR as they produce books, articles, interviews, and public lectures.