The 17th annual Orange County Religion & the Law Symposium

  • March 05, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom

The 17th annual Orange County Religion & the Law Symposium, which will be held on Fri., March 5, 2021, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm, featuring Prof. Steven T. Collis, Founding Director of the University of Texas School of Law's Law & Religion Clinic and Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center.  The title of the program is:  

Pandemic, Presidential Change & Reconstituted Supreme Court -- 

What does 2021 Portend for Religious LIberty?

Professor Collis will be discussing: (a) what the current law is in relation to balancing religious freedom with emergency Covid-19 orders to understand better how courts and government are navigating those issues; (b) with respect to the new administration, explaining which types of executive orders or potential legislation may cause conflicts over the next four years, i.e., flagging potential issues; and (c) with respect to the Supreme Court, discussing the recent California, Nevada and New York Covid-19 cases to explain how the new configuration of the Court may approach religious freedom cases, under both the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause.

The event is FREE, but pre-registration online is required to get the Zoom link.  Registration is at: http://jrcls-oc.com/event_reg.php