The Religion Clauses in the 21st Century
     
 



Welcome

***All conference panels will take place in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom, West Virginia University College of Law***

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS
4:00 - 4:15 pm

Dean John W. Fisher, II, West Virginia University College of Law
Lisa Brown, American Constitution Society

PANEL I : THE RELIGION CLAUSES IN INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTS
4:15 - 5:45 pm

MODERATOR: Charles R. DiSalvo, West Virginia University College of Law

PANELISTS: Ira C. Lupu, George Washington University Law School
Robert W. Tuttle, George Washington Law School
Instruments of Accommodation: The Military Chaplaincy and
the Establishment Clause

Kristi L. Bowman, University of Mississippi School of Law
Free Exercise Rights in Public Schools
   
COMMENTATORS: Steven K. Green, Willamette University College of Law
  John E. Taylor, West Virginia University College of Law


RECEPTION
6:00 - 6:30 pm
West Virginia University College of Law

DINNER AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS
6:30 - 8:30 pm
West Virginia University College of Law

SPEAKER: Douglas Laycock, University of Michigan School of Law
Substantive Neutrality Revisited


FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007

PANEL II: GOVERNMENT RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION
8:30 - 10:00 am

MODERATOR: Anne Marie Lofaso, West Virginia University College of Law

PANELISTS: Frederick M. Gedicks, J. Reuben Clark Law School, BYU
Believing, Disbelieving, Barely Believing

Daniel O. Conkle, Indiana University School of Law
The Establishment Clause and Religious Expression in
Governmental Settings: Four Variables in Search of
a Standard

COMMENTATORS: Steven D. Smith, University of San Diego School of Law
William P. Marshall, University of North Carolina
School of Law

PANEL III: ACCOMMODATION OF RELIGION
10:10 - 11:40 am

MODERATOR: Melody Barnes, Center for American Progress

PANELISTS:

Kent Greenawalt, Columbia University School of Law
Establishment Clause Limitations on Free Exercise
Accommodations

Angela C. Carmella, Seton Hall University School of Law
Unifying the Religion Clauses: Religious Exemptions and the
Common Good

COMMENTATORS: Carl H. Esbeck, University of Missouri School of Law
Laura S. Underkuffler, Duke University School of Law

LUNCH
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

FEATURED ADDRESS
12:50 – 1:50 pm

SPEAKER: Steven G. Gey, Florida State University School of Law
Life After the Establishment Clause

PANEL IV: RELIGION AND POLITICS
2:00 - 3:30 pm

MODERATOR: Gerald G. Ashdown, West Virginia University College of Law

PANELISTS: Naomi R. Cahn, George Washington University Law School
Deep Purple? The Religious Shades of Family Law

Martha M. Ertman, George Washington University
Law School
The Story of Reynolds v. U.S.: Polygamy and Race Treason

Eduardo M. Peñalver, Cornell University Law School
Is Public Reason Counterproductive?

COMMENTATORS: Vivian E. Hamilton, West Virginia University College of Law
Robert M. Bastress, West Virginia University College of Law

CLOSING REMARKS
3:30 – 3:45 pm

William P. Marshall, University of North Carolina School of Law