Law, Ethics, and Religion in America

$159.00

November 2, 2024:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This seminar from the Center for Criminal Justice, Law, and Ethics asks attendees to consider the unchanging moral imperatives of natural law and how it should affect the practice of law.

*For non-lawyer discount, see below.

Description

SATURDAY  November 2, 2024 | 9am-4pm

 

PACLE Approved 4.0 Substantive, 2.0 Ethics

Ohio CLE Pending 6.0 General

WV CLE Pending 7.2 Total, 3.6 Legal Ethics

 

*For Non-Lawyers: use coupon code “CourseOnly” for $50 off – if you want to attend the course and do not need the CLE credit.

*For Student rate, please email: [email protected] 

 

Law and morality are inherently intertwined. Those involved in the practice of law should be encouraged to consider how the unchanging moral imperatives of the natural law should affect a lawyer’s approach to the practice of law.  This seminar, based upon Leslie Griffin, Law and Religion: Cases and Materials (2007), provides attendees with a deep appreciation for the origins of law and an understanding of moral and intellectual principles germane to the American legal system.

The course shall be a one-day event and include continental breakfast and light lunch and be held on Franciscan’s beautiful campus. A summary of course coverage includes:

  • Free Exercise of Religion
  • Comparative Religion Survey and Free Exercise Overview
  • Establishment
  • Conscientious Objection
  • Religious Accommodation, Employment and Liability
  • Civil and Criminal Suits against Religious Organizations
  • Religion and Politics
  • Public Funding of Religion and Religious Symbols
  • Education, Creation, Evolution and Intelligent Design

 

Presenter: Kevin H. Govern, JD, LL.M

Kevin Govern began his legal career as an Army Judge Advocate, serving 20 years at every echelon during peacetime and war in worldwide assignments involving every legal discipline. He has also served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the United States Military Academy and has taught at Franciscan University of Steubenville, California University of Pennsylvania, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He has published widely and spoken frequently on international and comparative law, national security and homeland security, cyber security and cyber defense, military operations, law and religion, and professional ethics.

 


 

Time Schedule

9:00 – 9:45       Free Exercise of Religion

9:45 – 10:30     Comparative Religion Survey and Free Exercise Overview

10:30 – 10:45   Break

10:45 – 11:30   Establishment

11:30 – 12:15   Conscientious Objection

12:15 – 12:45    Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:30     Religious Accommodation, Employment and Liability

1:30 – 1:45       Civil and Criminal Suits against Religious Organizations

1:45 – 2:15       Religion and Politics

2:15 – 2:30       Break

2:30 – 3:15       Public Funding of Religion and Religious Symbols

3:15 – 4:00       Education, Creation, Evolution and Intelligent Design

 

Check Payment Policy:

If you prefer to pay by check, a $40 deposit or full payment is required to be sent in before a seat is reserved.

Cancellation Fee:

Due to the costs associated with our course offerings, the Center has implemented a 25% cancellation fee. Those costs relate to food and beverages purchased in advance and the fees we need pay to outside presenters.  Cancellation fees will apply to those that do not show up for the course or those who cancel ahead of its offering. The Center appreciates your understanding.

 

*All courses are approved for continuing legal education by state authorizing bodies and are not courses for academic credit.