NDLS Student Wins Pew Religious Freedom Scholarship

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Julie Baworowsky student Julie Marie Baworowsky ’09 won the 2008 William Pew Religious Freedom Scholarship Competition. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded each year to a law student who is concerned about issues of religious freedom and the human rights of people exercising all faiths. The award’s namesake was especially concerned with the minimization of religious freedom in contemporary jurisprudence as well as other legal issues directly impacting Christians and Christianity.

Baworowsky’s paper, From Public Square to Market Square: Theoretical Foundations of First and Fourteenth Amendment Protection of Corporate Religious Speech, was published as a Note in the NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW. Her work addresses the theoretical and constitutional issues facing corporations hoping to prioritize social responsibility through religious identity. To read the paper, click on this link:

Julie Marie Baworowsky is a third year law student at Notre Dame Law School. She serves as the Federal Court, Practice, and Procedure Issue Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and as Executive Editor to the National Symposium Issue of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy in 2008. Julie was a 2008 Summer Associate at Baker Botts LLP in Washington DC, where she assisted the corporate, trial, and appellate practice groups in a wide variety of legal areas. In the summer of 2007 she worked at the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom as a Blackstone Fellow, where she researched free speech, religious, and discrimination issues for pending civil rights litigation. After her graduation this coming May, Julie will take the Illinois Bar and clerk for the Honorable Paul Kelly, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.