Center for Law and Religion

Established in 2010, the Center for Law and Religion (CLR) at St. John’s School of Law provides a forum for the study of law and religion from domestic, international and comparative perspectives. Directed by Professors Mark L. Movsesian and Marc O. DeGirolami, and supported by members of the Law School faculty with an interest in law and religion, CLR aims to:

  • Examine the role of law in the relationship between religion and the state
  • Explore the concept of law in different religious traditions
  • Promote St. John’s Vincentian mission by encouraging an open dialogue on law and religion in the local, national and international communities

In addition to hosting academic programs here and abroad, CLR coordinates the Law School’s law and religion curriculum and hosts CLR Forum, a frequently updated online resource on recent scholarship, cases and law and religion news from across the globe.

Contact us to share your thoughts and feedback and to learn more about CLR. To support CLR and its initiatives, please visit the Law School's online giving page or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at brian.woods@stjohns.edu or 718-990-5792.

Contacts

Mark L. Movsesian
Director, Center for Law and Religion
St. John's School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-5650

Marc O. DeGirolami
Associate Director, Center for Law and Religion
St. John's School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-6760

Christine Patrizzo
Faculty Assistant
St. John’s School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-1921
Fax 718-990-7469
clr@stjohns.edu