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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.

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion is proud to announce the 2024 class of McDonald Distinguished Senior Fellows. The McDonald Distinguished Senior Fellowship Program gathers together more than a dozen esteemed scholars from the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian traditions to promote leading research in the area of law and religion. In recent years, this fellowship program has produced numerous books, chapters, and articles by dozens of participating fellows, as well as three major symposia on “Christianity and Tax Law,” “Christianity, Liberalism, and the Constitution,” and “Law, Christianity, and Racial Justice.” Our new incoming group of fellows will continue this tradition. The group is currently scheduled to meet regularly in the United States and Europe between 2024 to 2029 in order to promote a new set of scholars and develop another integrated series of books and articles rooted in the intersection of law and religion. This diverse and respected cohort have been drawn from elite universities across the US and Europe and their work will add fresh contributions to CSLR’s printed and digital scholarship.

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