December 14, 2009

A Symposium to Celebrate 25 Years of Conversation

Speaking of Law and Religion--A Symposium to Celebrate 25 Years of Conversation on the Shape and Quality of our Common Life will be held on October 23-25. The symposium is sponsored by the Journal of Law and Religion and is funded in part with the generous support of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory Law School.

The internationally respected Journal of Law and Religion was launched 25 years ago by several passionate members of the Hamline Law School faculty--including Professor Howard Vogel (pictured), Professor Marie Failinger and Professor Emeritus Michael Scherschligt--and other interested parties. The Journal initiated an on-going, unique and wide-ranging conversation exploring the interaction and intersection of law and religion, particularly how those two disciplines shape and contribute to the quality of our common life.

"We have always been aware of the role the Journal might play in the creation of a civilization of genuine peace and justice in which all might flourish," said Professor Vogel. "We are honored and delighted that the conversation has been going on for the past 25 years and we look forward to its vibrant continuation at our symposium in October."

Speaking of Law and Religion--A Symposium to Celebrate 25 Years of Conversation on the Shape and Quality of our Common Life will feature nearly one dozen concurrent and plenary session on a wide variety of topics. Alumni are being offered a special registration fee of $75, which covers all the sessions on Oct. 24 and includes lunch (6 CLE credits have been applied for). For further information, contact Linda Berglin at lberglin@hamline.edu, or 651-523-2082.