Institute for Law and Religion Conference: Religious Freedom

Date and Time

Friday, March 13, 2015Saturday, March 14, 2015


Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110




Hosanna-Tabor and/or Employment Division v. Smith?

The Supreme Court’s decision in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran School v. EEOC raised crucial questions. Was the decision reconcilable with the doctrine articulated in Employment Division v. Smith? If so, how? Did Hosanna-Tabor represent a passing anomaly or a major new direction in the constitutional jurisprudence of religious freedom? Such questions are still very much with us, and they can be addressed both normatively and descriptively and from a variety of standpoints: conventional legal analysis, history, political science, or political theory. This conference will consider such questions and their significance for the future of religious freedom in this country.

Confirmed Participants

  • Helen Alvare, George Mason Law
  • Perry Dane, Rutgers Law
  • Marc DeGirolami, St. John's University School of Law
  • William Galston, Brookings Institution
  • Christopher Lund, Wayne State University Law School


Institute for Law & Religion

Institute for Law & Religion

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