CLE-Dignity in Diversity: Why Religious Freedom and Human Dignity Matter


Why Religious Freedom and Human Dignity Matter


1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

William S. Boyd School of Law - Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom

Approved for 2 Nevada CLE Credits

Student & Faculty Admission - Free (must show ID at the Door)

General Admission -  $20.00

Attorney Admission (for CLE Credit) - $50.00


Symposium Schedule


1:00 – 1:45 p.m.Invocation/Welcome/History of Interfaith in Southern Nevada/Governor’s Perspective of the Purpose and Role of Religious Freedom and  Human Dignity

  • Most Reverend Gregory W. Gordon
  • Judge Roger Hunt
  • Tom Thomas
  • Dean Leah Chan Grinvald
  • Governor Joe Lombardo

1:50 - 2:55 p.m.Interfaith Panel Discussion:  Religious Freedom challenges and solutions

  • Hannah C. Smith, Esq. (Moderator)
  • Rabbi Brad Tecktiel
  • Pastor Welton T. Smith, III
  • Richard C. Gordon, Esq.
  • Imam Mujahid Ramadan
  • A Case Study:  Reverend Debra Smith

3:10 - 3:50 p.m.Legal Issues:  A Landscape of Supreme Court Religious Freedom cases past, present, and future

  • West Allen, Esq. (Moderator)
  • Angela Wu Howard

4:05 - 5:20 p.m. -  Advancing Religious Freedom in a Divided America

  • Judge Tom Griffith    
  • Brett Scharffs

5:20 – 5:30 p.m.Community Call to Action:  Service Opportunity to Benefit Catholic Charities

  • Deacon Thomas A. Roberts
  • Allyson Egbert

All community members are invited, with the hope to deepen commitment to religious freedom and promote civil discourse in the Greater Las Vegas area. More information and registration for the symposium can be found at


A service project will be carried out in conjunction with the symposium to collect items for distribution to the homeless by Catholic Charities.

More information on the service project can be found at 




March 23, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BSL Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility #151