January 26, 2012 16:29 Age: 2 yrs

Emory Law Professors Lead Continuing Education Series, Mini Law School

Some of Emory Law’s most-respected professors will teach a series of public lectures for the university’s continuing education program, Mini Law School, which starts Tuesday, Feb. 7. Topics include the First Amendment, Islamic law, patents, children's rights, the federal court system and how to rebuild the residential mortgage market. Classes are held weekly through March 20. Session topics and lecturers follow below. Read more about the program.

Session I: “Religion and the First Amendment,” taught by John Witte, Jr., Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion

Session II: “Islamic Law in the Secular State in the 21st Century,” taught by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law

Session III: “Rebuilding the Residential Mortgage Market for the Next Generation,” taught by Frank S. Alexander, Sam Nunn Professor of Law:

Session IV: “You Can Patent That?–Why Human Genes Are Patentable . . . At Least Right Now,” taught by Timothy Holbrook, Professor of Law:

Session V: “Children's Rights as Human Rights: U.S. and Global Perspectives,” taught by Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, L. Q. C. Lamar Professor of Law:

Session VI: “State & Federal Court Structure,” taught by Richard D. Freer, Robert Howell Hall Professor of Law:

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