On Monday, April 15th, the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law and the Riley Institute at Furman University will host the fifth annual Law and Society Symposium at the Charleston Music Hall.
The topic is “In Search of A ‘Grand Unified Theory’: Thirty Years with the Endorsement Test.” The keynote speaker, the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (ret.), will be joined by an interesting and distinguished group of speakers.
Professor William M. Janssen, Professor Lisa Shaw Roy, Professor Patrick M. Garry, Allyson Ho, Professor Andrew Koppelman, President Rodney Smolla, Dr. Leslie C. Griffin, Professor Marci A. Hamilton, Professor Christopher C. Lund, the Honorable Richard M. Gergel, Professor Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Professor Jorge Roig, Professor Carl H. Esbeck, Professor Steven K. Green, Daniel Mach, and the Honorable Patrick M. Duffy will join Justice O’Connor in addressing the topic. A program is available here.
Professor Sheila B. Scheuerman is coordinating the event and says “Justice Sandra Day O’Connor proposed the establishment test in 1984 to determine whether government action, such as school prayer, violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. This year’s symposium brings together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss the current state of the endorsement test….”