Terrence J. Murphy Institute

for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

Should "Religious Liberty" be added to the endangered species list?

Hot Topics: Cool Talk discussion on Religious Liberty


Friday, March 8, 2013
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Room 235, School of Law


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John Inazu, a professor of law at Washington University Law where his scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory. His first book, Liberty's Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2012), seeks to recover the role of assembly in American political and constitutional thought. Professor Inazu's work is also published forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Law and Contemporary Problems, and a number of other law reviews and specialty journals. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Inazu was a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law and a Royster Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He clerked for Judge Roger L. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and served for four years as an associate general counsel with the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon.


Nelson Tebbe is a professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and a Visiting Professor of Law at Cornell Law School during the fall of 2012.  He teaches courses on constitutional law, religious freedom, legal theory, and professional responsibility.  His scholarship focuses on the relationship between religious traditions and constitutional law, both in the United States and abroad. His articles have appeared in Georgetown Law Journal, Journal of Religion, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and, most recently, Virginia Law Review. He is a past Chair of the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools and he is co-organizer of the Annual Law and Religion Roundtable. He is regularly called on by media outlets to discuss questions of religious freedom and general constitutional law.


Professor Tebbe joined Brooklyn Law School from St. John's University School of Law, where he received a Dean's Teaching Award. Before teaching, he clerked for Judge John M. Walker Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced law at the American Civil Liberties Union and at Davis Polk & Wardwell.  He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cape Town.