Dean's Speaker Series with Marci A. Hamilton

11/13/2014 - 4:30pm
Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

The UNLV Boyd School of Law presents a Dean's Speaker Series lecture featuring

Dean's Speaker Series - Marci A. Hamilton

Marci A. Hamilton
Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

"The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty"

Thursday, November 13, 2014  
4:30 p.m. 
Thomas & Mack Moot Court 
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please RSVP here.

Dean Dan Hamilton of the UNLV Boyd School of Law invites you to attend "The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty," a distinguished public lecture by Professor Marci A. Hamilton of Cardozo Law School.

God vs. the GavelProfessor Hamilton is one of the United States’ leading church/state scholars and a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She argued and won the Supreme Court case invalidating the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in City of Boerne v. Flores. Professor Hamilton is the nation’s leading authority on free exercise exemptions, protections, and statutes including RFRA, state RFRAs, and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. On behalf of numerous organizations including the Freedom from Religion Foundation, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, and the Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty, she filed an amicus brief in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, arguing that RFRA is unconstitutional.

She is also a leading advocate for victims of child sex abuse, medical neglect, and polygamy. Her lecture will be based on her just-released book, God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty (Cambridge University Press), which has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. It will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. 

Campus parking rules are in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. The UNLV Main Campus parking map is linked here.

Questions? Contact Dianne Fouret at or (702) 895-1875.