As part of Yale Law School’s Free Exercise Clinic, the newly launched Free Exercise Speaker Series is an inter-law school workshop, with students and faculty from the Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Texas Free Exercise Clinics participating. Speakers will present classic and forthcoming articles, affording participants a broad community in which to engage and debate the most timeless and pressing questions implicating the free exercise of religion.


Spring 2021 Schedule

February 12, 2021:








Douglas NeJaime and Reva Siegel, Conscience Wars: Complicity-Based Conscience Claims in Religion and Politics, 124 Yale L.J. 2516 (2015)


February 26, 2021:

Michael McConnell








Michael McConnell: The Origins and Historical Understanding of Free Exercise of Religion, 103 Harv. L. Rev. 1409 (1989)


March 12, 2021:








Stephanie Barclay: An Economic Approach to Exemptions, 71 Fla. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020)


March 26, 2021:

Micah Schwartzman








Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman: Against Religious Institutionalism, 99 Va. L. Rev. 917 (2013)


April 9, 2021:

Douglas Laycock








Douglas Laycock: The Remnants of Free Exercise, 1990 SUP. CT. REV. 1, 4


April 23, 2021:








Netta Barak-Corren: Religious Exemptions Increase Discrimination Towards Same-sex Couples: Evidence from Masterpiece Cakeshop, 50 J. of Legal Stud. (forthcoming 2021)


May 7, 2021:








Richard Garnett: Freedom of the Church: (Toward) an Exposition, Translation and Defense, in The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (Micah Schwartzman, Chad Flanders, and Zoe Robinson, eds., Oxford University Press, 2015)