CFP: Religion and American Law

Religion & American Law Discussion Group, Call for Paper Proposals

The Religion & American Law Discussion Group, under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom at Virginia Wesley College, is soliciting paper proposals for its first meeting, which will be held concurrently with the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Diego, California (November 22-25, 2014).

Two 3-paper panels will be organized to run consecutively, 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 23 (Omni Hotel, Gaslamp Room #2). [See AAR/SBL program, M23-302.]

Guidelines for the requested proposals are as follows:

Proposals are requested on the following topics:

1) Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (2014);

2) Town of Greece, NY, v. Galloway (2014);

3) Other topics related to current issues at the intersection of religion and American law (federal, state, or municipal).

Proposals should be no more than 500 words, should suggest scholarly analysis rather than reportage, and must include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and return email/postal address.

Proposals are welcome from all academic disciplines, as well as from practitioners who work in fields related to the intersection of religion and American law, including those affiliated with advocacy groups (religious or secular) and municipal, state, or federal government (executive/judicial/legislative branch).

Proposals should be sent electronically to Eric Michael Mazur (emazur@vwc.edu), and must be received by September 30, 2014.

Authors of proposals selected for presentation will be notified by October 15, 2014.

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