Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Law and Religious Institutions Seminar

704F | 2.0 credits


Law and Religious Institutions seminar concerns the unique legal problems of religious institutions. The seminar begins with a brief overview of key Establishment Clause and Free Exercise clause concepts. Major subjects discussed will be: church organization and intramural disputes (e.g. legal entity, church property disputes); church/parishioner disputes (e.g. clergy malpractice, discipline and confidential communications); church and community (e.g. employment law, education law, land use, historical preservation); and church and fundraising (e.g. financial oversight, tax issues).