Taking Free Exercise Rights Seriously
Date of Event
March 30, 2006
Professor Alan E. Brownstein, University of California, Davis School of Law
Presented by: Center for Professional Ethics
William A. Brahms Lecture on Law and Religion
Constitutional law does not take free exercise rights seriously. Creating a more complex free exercise jurisprudence • How do we balance religious exercise against conflicting state interests? Professor Brownstein is an expert on church-state issues and has also written extensively on freedom of speech, privacy and autonomy rights and other constitutional law subjects. His articles have been published in numerous academic journals, including the Stanford Law Review. Professor Brownstein teaches Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, and Torts at the UC Davis School of Law, is a frequent lecturer at academic conferences and in law related programs before civic, legal, religious and educational groups. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1977.
constitutional law; free exercise; religious freedom ; state interests; state interests and freedom of religion; First Amendment; free exercise jurisprudence
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Brownstein, Alan E., "Taking Free Exercise Rights Seriously" (2006). Conferences and Symposia. 259.