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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Call for Papers: Religion in Law and Law in Religion


Center for Law, Religion, and the Global Community
St. John’s University School of Law
New York
November 5, 2010

This annual symposium, to be shared among different law schools and now in its second year, addresses a broad range of topics. This year’s theme, “Religion in Law and Law in Religion,” encompasses papers on traditional religion/state questions as well as papers that discuss the concept of law in different religious traditions. Possible topics include: coherence and incoherence in American Religion Clause jurisprudence; comparative approaches to religion/state issues; doctrine and precedent as legal and religious concepts; and the role of authority in law and religion. Confirmed plenary speakers include Steven H. Shiffrin (Cornell) and Steven D. Smith (San Diego).

Please submit abstracts (500 words) and inquiries to Professor Mark Movsesian ([email protected]; 718-990-5650) by May 24, 2010. Accepted speakers will be notified by mid-June. For presenters, group rates at a hotel in Manhattan will be available; conference meals and transportation between Manhattan and the St. John’s Queens campus will be provided. There will be an opportunity for presenters to publish papers in a forthcoming issue of the St. John’s Law Review. 

This year’s conference is being hosted by the Center for Law, Religion, and the Global Community at St. John’s University School of Law. The conference is being planned by Professor Movsesian and Professor Marc DeGirolami ([email protected]; 718-990-6760).

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