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Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer's Work


The Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer's Work was established in 2001 as the culmination of Fordham's efforts to serve the increasing number of attorneys, judges, scholars and students who desire to integrate faith values and perspectives in the context of the challenges of legal practice. At a time when the role of religion in professional life and in the public square is hotly debated, the Institute aims to promote an open, positive and constructive dialogue on issues relating to religion and law.

COVID-19 Webinar Series

Laudato Si at 5: Climate Justice and Ecological Citizenship in times of COVID-19 and Racial Injustice

Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' reaches its fifth anniversary in times of COVID-19 and racial discrimination. In this dialogue, we explored the ecological crisis from a moral, economic, and legal perspective.

COVID-19 Crisis: A Dialogue On Human Rights. Hot Topics

The COVID-19 pandemic is both a health crisis and a human rights crisis. In this dialogue, speakers from three continents explored a range of pandemic-related human rights challenges: What comes first: the fast-track economic resurgence or a slower sustainable one? How do we understand the right to health in terms of the pandemic? What has been the response to immigrants amid the pandemic?

COVID-19 Crisis: How to Be a Person of Faith in the Legal Profession Today?

A discussion on how faith can help to ease the disproportionate ways that COVID-19 is affecting marginalized communities. Yazmine Nichols, a Minister and law student (Fordham Law '20), led the talk, followed by Q&A.

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Fordham University School of Law
Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer's Work
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-7699

Fax: 212-636-6899