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 covered include:
- 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).