Clergy/Religious Organization Professionals
Religion gives law its spirit and inspires its adherence to ritual and justice. In turn, law gives religion its structure and encourages its devotion to order and organization. Ministers and other religious officials not only embody and enact the mission of their organizations, but also perpetuate their organization for the next generation as members of the administration or the denominational polity. An understanding of religion and state, human rights and law and morality, in addition to foundational law topics such as contracts and property, will assist religious officials in answering the call to serve in all aspects of their roles.
Suggested Courses for JM Students from Clergy/Religious Organizations
First Year Foundational Courses (at least one foundational course is required)
- Constitutional Law
- Human Rights
- Islamic Law
- Jewish Law
- Law and Morality
- Marriage and Family Law
- Religion and State
- Religious Liberty
Students may also choose to follow a course plan similar to the curriculum for the LLM degree in Law and Religion, outlined on the website for Emory Law’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion.
Emory Law Faculty
Read more about this select list of Emory Law faculty who teach several of the courses listed above.