The Role of Religion in Western Legal Education: A Comparative Study of Religiously- Affiliated Law Schools in Australia, Canada and the United States of America
||23 August 2019
||11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
||Toowoomba - Wonderley & Hall USQ Moot Court (Q420), or via Zoom
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The objective of this project is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how religiously-affiliated law schools in Western democracies successfully reconcile religious traditions with the widely-held progressive belief systems that dominate in a pluralistic society. The key themes of this study include: reconciling traditional Christian values within a predominately secularist university education system; defining what the appropriate limits of state involvement are when governments try to maintain the separation of church and state in public matters such as education; and balancing the constitutional right of freedom of religion with anti-discrimination legislation in an academic setting. Also considered is what the future of legal education looks like for law schools in Australia, Canada, and the United States of America.