Church and State: A Symposium on Religion and Individual Rights
When: March 30th, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Washington College of Law, Warren Building Room NT08
What: This symposium discussed the legal issues surrounding religion and individual rights through two panels. The first panel, God in the Classroom, discussed legal issues surrounding religion in the context of education, specifically prayer and symbols in school, and LGBTQ students. The second panel, Heaven and Health, discussed legal issues surrounding religion, health laws, and religious objections.
8:45-9:00 AM : Light Breakfast – Bagels, pastries, fruit, coffee, tea, and water
9:00 AM: Welcome Remarks
- Kris Vicencio, JGSPL, Volume 26 Symposium Editor
- Lisa Clark, JGSPL, Volume 26 Editor-in-Chief
- Dean Lia Epperson, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Panel One – Heaven and Health: Panelists will discuss legal issues surrounding religion, health laws, and religious objections.
- Panel Introduction: Dalal Hillou, JGSPL, Volume 26 Associate Symposium Editor
- Moderator: Daniela Kraiem, Professor, Washington College of Law
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Panel Two – God in the Classroom: Panelists will discuss legal issues surrounding religion in the context of education, specifically prayer and symbols in school, and LGBTQ students.
- Panel Introduction: Krista Ellis, Incoming Managing Editor, JGSPL Volume 27
- Moderator: Richard Katskee, Legal Director, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
12:15 PM- 12:30 PM: Break – Hot Lunch
- Pasta with meat sauce, pasta with marinara sauce (no cheese), house salad, macarons
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Keynote Speaker
- Remarks & Speaker Introduction: David McGee, Incoming Editor-in-Chief, JGSPL Volume 27
- Keynote: Elizabeth Sepper, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis Law School
1:15 PM: Closing Remarks – Kris Vicencio & Dalal Hillou
Thank you to all who attended our fall symposium “Sexual Assault: Legal Responses and Institutional Realities”, and a special thank you to the panelists for bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight to the discussion.
Please check the site later for the Digital Copy of Volume 26, Issue 1, dedicated to sexual assault topics related to our Fall Symposium. Digital copies of our publication can be found here.