The Nootbaar Institute periodically hosts events on and off campus that are aimed at exploring connections between law, religion, and ethics.
In 2022, the Nootbaar Institute co-sponsored the law school’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day lecture by human rights lawyer Allyson McKinney Timm. Timm’s lecture, “Bringing Women’s Rights Home: The Story Behind Justice Revival’s #Faith4ERACampaign,” addressed the role of faith in advancing justice and equality. As part of the visit, Ms. Timm participated in a recorded conversation with Professor and Nootbaar Institute Co-Director Jennifer Lee Koh, and Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Global Programs Jeff Baker about justice, human rights, and Christianity.
In 2021, the Nootbaar Institute co-sponsored the law school’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day lecture on “The Intersection of Faith, Social Justice, and Racial Reconciliation,” which featured Eugene E. Cho, president and chief executive officer of Bread for the World and Bread Institute, and Sharon Brous, founder and senior rabbi of IKAR Jewish congregation. The event was moderated by Chalak Richards (JD ’12), then-assistant dean of student life, diversity, and belonging and director of the Parris Institute for Professional Excellence at Caruso Law.