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Religiously Affiliated Law Schools 2014 conference: "Religious Identity in a Time of Challenge for Law Schools"

Religiously Affiliated Law Schools Conference

Sept. 18-19, 2014

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Please join us Sept. 18 and 19 for the 2014 Religiously Affiliated Law Schools conference, "Religious Identity in a Time of Challenge for Law Schools," held at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Register today.

KEYNOTE: Justice and Mercy

Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Pepperdine University's Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law and director of The Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute of Law, Religion, and Ethics, and David M. VanDrunen, Westminster Seminary California's Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics, will lead the keynote luncheon on Justice and Mercy. The luncheon is cosponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy.


Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
7 p.m. Dinner & social
Speaker: Veryl V. Miles, Catholic University

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
All panels will address the question: Is religious identity relevant in a time of challenge for law schools?

8:30 to 9 a.m. Breakfast & welcome
9 to 10:20 a.m. Deans' Panel - Hon. Deanell Tacha (Pepperdine), Jeff Brauch (Regent), Robert Vischer (St. Thomas), Mike Simons (St. John's)
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Employment & Student Well-Being - Judith McMorrow (BC), Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Jerry Organ (St. Thomas), Amy Uelman (Georgetown)
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Lunch & Keynote: Justice and Mercy - Robert Cochran (Pepperdine) and David VanDrunen (Westminster Seminary)
2 to 3:15 p.m. Faculty Scholarship - John Breen (Loyola-Chicago), Howard Lesnick (Penn), Nekima Levy-Pounds (St. Thomas), Brett Scharffs (BYU)
3:25 to 4:30 p.m. The Changing World: Pope Francis and Religious Freedom - Janet Epps-Buckingham (Trinity Western), Susan Stabile (St. Thomas), Michael Scaperlanda (Oklahoma)

7:10 p.m. Minnesota Twins v. Cleveland Indians


Fee: $100
Click here to register.

If you would like to reserve a room at the nearby DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis, you may use group code STT to receive a discounted rate. 

Religiously Affiliated Law Schools is not a membership organization. It is a loosely affiliated group that meets every two years to discuss issues of common interest. Attendees have come from a wide variety of institutions including state schools and undergraduate colleges (all are welcome), and the conference has been hosted by schools with Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish affiliations.