Spring 2014 Course Schedule

Religion & the State (Note: meets 8-9:50 PM) (LAW-707D-001)

Meets: 08:00 PM - 09:50 PM (T) - Room 401

Enrolled: 13 / Limit: 18

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Will meet T 8:00-9:50 PM


This course will explore the complex and shifting case law surrounding the issues of Religion and the State, including historical background on the 1st amendment religion clauses and the separation of church and state, a survey of the establishment and free exercise clauses, and the cases which have sought to define those clauses in such diverse areas as: government aid to religious schools, school prayer, textbook choice, the teaching of evolution and intelligent design, tax relief to religious organizations, faith-based initiatives, freedom of religion for employees and religious minorities, religious tests for those seeking public office, and government interference in church controversies regarding property rights, employment, church discipline, medical rights of minors and adults, and child abuse cases.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Case excerpts on MyWCL and “Law and Religion” by Leslie C. Griffin, ISBN # 978-0-7355-7819-7.

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.


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