12 August 2011

Law & Religion: Call for Papers

Call For Paper Proposals / Save the Date Notice

“The Competing Claims of Law & Religion: Who Should Influence Whom?”
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California

February 23-25, 2012

On February 23-25, Pepperdine will host the third Religious Legal Theory conference. We will deal with: “The Competing Claims of Law & Religion: Who Should Influence Whom?” Some speakers will address the topic as a matter of constitutional law, some as a matter of “good citizenship,” some as a matter of religious faith. The speakers who have already agreed to speak at the conference include:

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‛im (Emory)
Caroline Corbin (Miami)
Marc DeGirolami (St. John’s)
Mohammad Fadel (Toronto)
Marie Failinger (Hamline)
Chad Flanders (St. Louis)
Richard Garnett (Notre Dame)
Fred Gedicks (BYU)
Michael Helfand (Pepperdine)
James Davison Hunter (Virginia)
Andrew Koppelman (Northwestern)
Samuel Levine (Touro) Barry McDonald (Pepperdine)
Michael Moreland (Villanova)
David Opderbeck (Seton Hall)
Michael Paulsen (St. Thomas)
Lisa Shaw Roy (Mississippi)
Shelley Saxer (Pepperdine)
Mark Scarberry (Pepperdine)
Ayelet Shachar (Toronto) (acceptance pending)
Steven Smith (San Diego)
Suzanne Last Stone (Cardozo)
Nelson Tebbe (Brooklyn)
Eugene Volokh (UCLA)

Please join us. Details will appear at: http://law.pepperdine.edu/nootbaar/
If you would like to speak at the conference or organize a panel, we welcome paper and panel proposals on any law and religion topic. Please submit proposals by September 15, 2011 to: lauren.hartley@pepperdine.edu

The conference will be the basis of a spring 2012 Pepperdine Law Review symposium edition. Papers submitted by January 7, 2012 will be considered by the law review for publication. Submission of presentations is optional and publication is not guaranteed.

This conference is sponsored by the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics and co-sponsored by the Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies. If you have questions about the substance of the conference, contact robert.cochran@pepperdine.edu or michael.helfand@pepperdine.edu For questions about the details of the conference, contact lauren.hartley@pepperdine.edu