Vanderbilt forum to examine threats to religious liberty

Mar 5, 2012

Sponsors include Vanderbilt Law School, Lee and Kelly Beaman, Vanderbilt Campus Republicans, the Vanderbilt Program in Law and Government, Vanderbilt Young Americans for Liberty, the Christian Legal Society and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Scholars will discuss the intersection of religious freedom, freedom of conscience, freedom of association and freedom of speech on a range of  contemporary issues at a forum on March 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the law school’s Flynn Auditorium.

Moderated by Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law, the forum will include presentations by James F. Blumstein of Vanderbilt Law School, Robert P. George of Princeton University and Michael Paulsen of St. Thomas University School of Law.

  • “Health Care and Freedom of Conscience” by James Blumstein, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy
  • “The Overruling of a Ban on Same-sex Marriage in California (Proposition 8)” by Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
  • “Religious Freedom on College Campuses” by Michael Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and professor of law at St. Thomas University

This event will be recorded for podcast on the Vanderbilt University news site.

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