The Law, Rights, and Religion Project offers several events throughout the year that are free and open to the public. These events include report launches, panel discussions, presentations by guest speakers, and discussions about contemporary issues in law and policy concerning the balance of Law, Rights, and Religion. 

If you have questions about any of our events or programs, or would like to co-support or co-sponsor an event, contact Liz Boylan at or 212.854.0167.

A detailed list of our upcoming events may be found below.

Spring, 2019

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Sanctuary Law: Can Religious Liberty Protect Immigrants?
Panel Discussion
Columbia Law School | 435 West 116th Street
6:30 pm
Facebook Event

Co-supported with Columbia University's Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, this panel discussion will engage experts to consider the role of religion in the immigrants’ rights movements of the 1980s and today. In an era in which the idea of “religious liberty” has largely been co-opted by the Christian Right to signify protections for conservative beliefs about sex, marriage, and reproduction, what does “religious liberty” mean for undocumented people and immigration activists of faith? (How) should the law accommodate the religious belief that families and communities should not be torn apart by deportation, or that individuals have a right to migrate? Moreover, what effect will arguing for these rights in religious terms have on LGBTQ+ immigrants or immigrants who need reproductive health care?

NYS Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit will be available for eligible attendees who attend this program and follow appropriate sign-in procedures.