Law and Religion

Law and Religion - Professor Jim Oleske

  • Course Number: LAW-482
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: 18
  • Description: This limited enrollment, highly specialized course explores one of the most hotly disputed issues in the law—the proper relationship between government and religion. Church-state issues have bedeviled the Supreme Court for more than half a century, and conflicts between religion and the law are at the center of several contemporary debates (e.g., religious objections to contraceptive-coverage requirements and same-sex marriage laws). Students in the course will engage in an in-depth study of the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment as well as other federal and state laws concerning religious liberty.
  • Prerequisite: Constitutional Law II
  • Evaluation Method: Class participation and a final exam 
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no