FIU Law Review hosts Religion and the Law Symposium

FIU Law’s grand courtroom was overflowing during FIU Law Review‘s fall symposium: Religion and the Law, held on October 23, 2015.

Fourteen renowned scholars from around the nation arrived in sunny Miami to engage in a lively debate about the intersection of religion and law. Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law, delivered the keynote address and posed several thoughtful questions to the panelists. The speakers presented their law review articles on three panels: holy wars, gender and religion and freedom of religion and expression. Professor Marie Failinger – who is serving as the interim dean of Hamline School of Law – noted, “I came away with a very positive impression of FIU Law students’ professionalism and warmth – everything was so well executed and everyone was so hospitable, we couldn’t have asked for better hosts.”

FIU Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta agreed with this high praise, “these symposia provide a great opportunity to showcase the quality and excellence of FIU Law to prominent scholars as well as the local and national legal community. That is exactly what the FIU Law Review accomplished with the Religion and the Law Symposium.”

“FIU Law Professor Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod, Executive Symposium Editor Maria Papasakelariou and our staff members worked tirelessly over the past eight months to ensure the success of our largest symposium to date. We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive responses we have received from participants and attendees,”  FIU Law Review Editor-in-Chief Dominique Pando Bucci shared.

FIU Law Review, in collaboration with Professor Elizabeth Price Foley, will host its spring symposium: Separation of Powers, on March 11, 2016.

FIU Law Review organizes two symposia and publishes two symposium-based issues annually. Visit fiulawreview.fiu.edu to view a recording of the symposium and to read the Review’s issues online.