Center for Law and Religion Announces Spring 2014 Joint Colloquium

Joint Colloquium members sitting around table
August 21, 2013

The Law School’s Center for Law and Religion and Villanova Law School are pleased to announce an exciting new seminar for Spring 2014, the Joint Colloquium inLaw and Religion.

This course invites leading law and religion scholars to make presentations to an audience of selected students and faculty. The schools will be connected in real-time by video link so that students and faculty at both schools can participate in a virtual classroom experience. At St. John’s, the colloquium will be hosted by Professors Mark Movsesian and Marc DeGirolami, the Center’s Director and Associate Director. Vice Dean and Professor Michael Moreland will host at Villanova.

The following speakers have confirmed:

January 27, 2014 (at St. John’s)
Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study

February 10, 2014 (at Villanova)
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School

February 24, 2014 (at St. John’s)
Kent Greenawalt, Columbia Law School

March 17, 2014 (at St. John’s)
Donald L. Drakeman, Cambridge University

March 31, 2014 (at St. John’s)
Kristine Kalanges, Notre Dame Law School

April 14, 2014 (at Villanova)
Steven D. Smith, University of San Diego Law School

Topics will be announced at a future date.

“The Joint Colloquium is modeled on the highly-successful Colloquium in Law, which the Center for Law and Religion hosted at St. John’s in 2012,” Professor Movsesian said. “Our new partnership with Villanova will enrich the course by allowing our students to participate in conversations with their counterparts at another school. It will also take advantage of new distance-learning technologies that St. John’s provides.”

For more information, or if you would like to attend the sessions, please contact the Colloquium’s organizers:

Marc DeGirolami | [email protected]
Mark Movsesian | [email protected]
Michael Moreland | [email protected]