Law Review Symposium


Location: McCartan Courtroom

This year’s Symposium is titled Religious Liberty and the Free Society: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dignitatis Humanae. The event celebrates and examines the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom and is part of the 2015-16 Notre Dame Forum.

The Symposium will begin with an address from Bishop Daniel E. Flores on Thursday, November 5. Bishop Flores currently serves as the Bishop of Brownsville, Texas.

The Symposium panelists will present their works on Friday, November 6. Panelists include Professors Thomas Berg of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Paul Horwitz of the University of Alabama School of Law, Christopher Lund of Wayne State University Law School, Mark Movsesian and Marc DeGirolami of St. John’s University School of Law, Brett Scharffs of Brigham Young University Law School, Steven Smith of the University of San Diego School of Law, Anna Su of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and Richard Garnett and Phillip Muñoz of Notre Dame Law School. The panels will be moderated by Judge Richard Sullivan of the Southern District of New York.

The Symposium will feature a keynote address from John H. Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America.


9:00 AM-3:00 PM Panel Discussions

Moderated by Hon. Richard Sullivan, Southern District of New York

9:00 AM “Religious Freedom, the First Amendment, and U.S. Law”

Thomas Berg, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Richard Garnett, Notre Dame Law School
Paul Horwitz, University of Alabama Law School
Christopher Lund, Wayne State University Law School

10:45 AM “Examining the History of Digntitatis Humanae and Religious Freedom”

Phillip Muñoz, Notre Dame Law School
Brett Scharffs, Brigham Young University Law School
Anna Su, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

1:45 PM “Religion, Society, and the Modern World”

Marc DeGirolami, St. John’s University School of Law
Mark Movsesian, St. John’s University School of Law
Steven Smith, University of San Diego

3:30 PM Keynote Address

John H. Garvey, President, The Catholic University of America