CFP Deadline: Nov. 15, Religion and Law Conference, USA

UNAOC Research Network Partner Florida State University’s Department of Religion is pleased to announce the Conference on Religion and Law in America, March 15-16, 2013, Tallahassee, Florida.

Dr. Winnifred Sullivan, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University and distinguished scholar of religion and law, will deliver the keynote address.

The emerging field of religion and law in America and American history remains an underexplored yet promising area of study for scholars. This conference will address the evolving relationship between religion and law in American history from various academic disciplines.

Professors, attorneys, independent scholars, and graduate students who are interested in the academic study of religion and law are encouraged to submit proposals for individual papers and panels.

Participants may explore a diverse array of topics spanning American history from the colonial era to the present, including but not limited to:
• First Amendment issues
• Constitutional originalism
• Judicial definitions of “religion”
• Faith-based initiatives (vouchers, healthcare, etc.)
• Religion, race, and law
• Religion and prison reform
• Theory and method in the study of religion and law

Presentations should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length and will receive peer responses. Proposals including an abstract of approximately 300 words and a brief CV should be submitted by November 15, 2012 for review. Final papers must be submitted by January 31, 2012.

Please send proposals to fsulawandreligion(at) and for additional information, please contact Brad Stoddard at (fsulawandreligion(at)

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