Lectures & Events

The Theology of Our Establishment Clause
William A. Brahms Lecture on Law and Religion presented by the Center for Professional Ethics
APR 11, 2011
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1.0 hour of in-person CLE credit

Constitutional lawyers cannot ably proceed without a deep understanding of the foundations of the Establishment Clause, its internal tensions, and its relationship to the theory of our constitutional democracy. In his lecture, Prof. Shiffrin will seek to develop that understanding in a rich and accessible way.
Speaker Information
Steven H. ShiffrinSteven H. Shiffrin
Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law
Cornell University

Steven H. Shiffrin began his law school teaching career at UCLA in 1977, receiving tenure in 1981. He has been a visiting professor of law at Boston University, at Seattle University, at the University of Michigan, and Harvard University. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1987. Professor Shiffrin is the author of Dissent, Injustice, and the Meanings of America, Princeton University Press, 1999, and The First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance, Harvard Press, 1990, winner of the Thomas J. Wilson Award. His writings have appeared in many publications, including the Cornell Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Northwestern Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, Commonweal, and the New York Times Book Review. He is a coauthor of Constitutional Law, 10th ed., 2006, and The First Amendment, 4th ed., 2006, both of which are widely used casebooks in the field. His newest book, The Religious Left and Church-State Relations, was published by Princeton University Press in the fall of 2009.
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost.

1.0 hour CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend.

At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.

There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:
· Bibliography
· Our Agnostic Constitution
· Religion and Progressive Politics

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