Required Clinic Component: Religious Freedom Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). The seminar and its clinic component are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: Yes. Applications from JD students are due by June 4, 2021. Please see the clinic’s description for more information.
LL.M. Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic through the LLM General Clinic Application.
Add/Drop Deadline: December 3, 2021.
This seminar is the required classroom component for students enrolled in the Religious Freedom Clinic. In the seminar, students will examine the history, theory, and law of religious freedom—and its limits—with an emphasis on the legal and ethical issues that arise in the Clinic’s fieldwork that term. Through the lens of religious-freedom advocacy, students will also develop the skills and norms central to the practice and profession of law, with an emphasis on cross-cultural competency, reflective lawyering, and an innovative defense of the marginalized, maligned, and misunderstood.