FridayHLS in the World:

God on Mass Ave

Oct 27|9:00 - 10:30am
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Apart from the constant of student prayer before exams, the study of religion and law has changed and evolved over the years at the law school. On one hand, faculty and alumni on the courts have long engaged the topic of church and state in U.S. constitutional law, making important contributions to doctrine and practice. On the other, faculty have delved deeply into world religions and their legal traditions, especially those of Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism, as well as Judaism, the ancestral (and sometimes vestigial) faith of many faculty in the second half of the 20th century. This panel will explore both sides of this engagement with religion and law and provide insight into divine and domestic law at HLS, then and now.