2013 - 2014 Schedule

Fall 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Secular Courts and Religious Claims: Balancing Freedom of Religion with Freedom from Religion?

The Honorable Rosalie Abella
Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
The Honorable Aharon Barak
Visiting Professor of Law
Gruber Global Constitutionalism Fellow, Yale Law School
Former President of the Supreme Court of Israel

November 6, 2013

Should Religion Keep Its Privileged Status in American Law?

Marci Hamilton
Paul R. Verkuil Chair of Public Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Author of God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law (2005)
Lead counsel for Boerne, Texas, before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case of Boerne v. Flores
Alan Sokal
Professor of Mathematics, University College London
Professor of Physics, New York University
Author of Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science (1999) and Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy, and Culture (2008)


December 2, 2013

Subsidizing Religion? Are School Vouchers for Religious Schools Constitutional?

Steven G. Calabresi
Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law, Northwestern Law School
Co-Founder, The Federalist Society
Benjamin Justice
Associate Professor and Social Studies Education Program Director, The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University

Spring 2014

April 9, 2014

Can a Corporation Exercise Religion?

Caroline M. Corbin
Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
Author of “The Contraception Mandate” in Women and the Law (2013) and “Expanding the Bob Jones Compromise” in Accommodation and Its Legal Limits: Legal Responses to Religious Practices in the United States (2012)
Kyle Duncan
Former General Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Former Louisiana Solicitor General