Scholars take interdisciplinary look at religious institutionalism

Noted philosophers, political theorists, religious studies scholars and legal scholars will discuss religious institutionalism at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago on September 26 and 27. The purpose of the conference is to expand the set of questions being asked about religious institutionalism beyond the narrow doctrinal debate over the meaning and scope of Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to more fundamental questions about religious institutions from a number of different perspectives.

The conference was conceived and organized by professors Zoë Robinson, DePaul University College of Law, Micah J. Schwartzman, University of Virginia School of Law, and Chad W. Flanders, Saint Louis University School of Law. Conference participants include: 

Susan Bandes, DePaul University College of Law

Zachary Calo, Valparaiso University Law School

Caroline Mala Corbin, University of Miami School of Law

Chad W. Flanders, Saint Louis University School of Law

Richard Garnett, University of Notre Dame Law School

Frederick Gedicks, Brigham Young University Law School

B. Jessie Hill, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Paul Horwitz, University of Alabama School of Law

John Inazu, Washington University School of Law

Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern University School of Law

Brian Leiter, University of Chicago Law School

Jacob Levy, McGill University Faculty of Arts, Department of Political Science 

Christopher Lund, Wayne State University Law School

Gregory Magarian, Washington University School of Law

Víctor M. Muñiz-Fraticelli, McGill University Faculty of Law

James D. Nelson, Columbia Law School

Zoë Robinson, DePaul University College of Law

Lawrence Sager, University of Texas School of Law

Richard C. Schragger, University of Virginia School of Law

Micah J. Schwartzman, University of Virginia School of Law

Elizabeth Sepper, Washington University School of Law

Nelson Teb​be, Brooklyn Law School

Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School

Paul Weithman, University of Notre Dame Department of Philosophy

Robin L. West, Georgetown University Law Center

Robin Fretwell Wilson, University of Illinois College of Law

The conference is by invitation only. For more information about The New Religious Institutionalism conference, please contact DePaul College of Law's director of events at