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Religious Liberty and the Contemporary Family Seminar: Legal and Literary Perspectives
Professor J. Shulman
J.D. Seminar 162 | 3 credit hours
This course examines the legally complex and thematically robust intersection of two areas of the law: the free exercise of religious belief and family law. The family is a rich basis from which to discuss the scope of religious liberty in a pluralistic society. The shifting "settlement" of individual, family, and community interests reflects broader political and cultural questions--constitutional questions about the nature of individual and group rights, cultural questions about identity and assimilation, political questions about the proper boundaries of civic discourse, and a host of questions that are intensely personal and problematic.
All enrolled and waitlisted students must attend the first class session in order to be eligible to enrollment in this seminar.