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Extracurricular opportunities

Extracurricular opportunities are important to the life of the Center and the development of our students. The best way to find out about opportunities is by joining our mailing list. You can read recent interview with our student team here!



Journal of Law and Religion

The Journal of Law and Religion is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion and published in collaboration with Cambridge University Press. Since 1982, JLR has been the leading academic journal publishing interdisciplinary and interfaith scholarship at the intersection of law and religion. Read more about JLR here and access articles here.

In the tradition of the American law review, JLR’s faculty editors work with student staff members to edit the Journal's content. Students serve for two years, assuming supervisory roles in their second year as senior staff members, assistant managing editors, and chief of staff. In addition to editorial work, staff members write a journal comment under the supervision of a faculty adviser their first year.

Staff members are chosen through Emory Law’s Journal Write-on Competition. For information about the Write-on Competition, click here

For more information, contact Managing Editor Silas Allard at

Research Assistants

CSLR professors actively engage students in research on scholarly projects. In addition to learning research skills and working with faculty mentors, some research assistants have gone on to co-author articles with faculty members. Please speak with the professor whose work interests you about research assistant opportunities.

Internships and Externships

The Center works closely with Emory Law School’s Career Center and Externship Program to make experiential-learning opportunities available to students interested in careers at the intersection of law and religion. The Center’s relationships with attorneys, non-profit organizations, and government agencies also allow us to help students identify additional experiential-learning opportunities. To learn more about experiential-learning opportunities in the areas of social justice, religious liberty, religious organizations, and other law and religion related fields, please schedule an appointment with Silas Allard.

The Dooyeweerd Fund for Scholarly Advancement

The Dooyeweerd Fund for Scholarly Advancement reimburses some expenses for students attending conferences, meetings, trainings, workshops, and other experiences that advance their scholarly development and professional skills. The fund provides expense reimbursement to enable students to take advantage of such opportunities during their time at Emory. Go here for more information and an application.

Writing Competitions

CSLR students have won several writing competitions. These opportunities may lead to publication, recognition, and cash prizes. Berkeley Law at the University of California compiled this list of writing competitions.