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Nootbaar Fellows Program Brings Scholars Together on Law and Religion

Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law is pleased to announce the Nootbaar Fellows Program, a new venture that will bring together a community of distinguished scholars in the law and religion field. Convened under the auspices of the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute for Law, Religion and Ethics, the Nootbaar Fellows will share innovative law and religion research and academic projects through regular workshops and conferences.

In its inaugural year, this group of nineteen world-renowned scholars will come together to develop and share cutting edge research in an area of the law--a field that is becoming increasingly polarized around the world. Professor Michael Helfand, Vice Dean for Faculty and Research and Interim Director of the Nootbaar Institute shared, "My hope for this group is that by working through ideas and research together, we can generate knowledge and wisdom that can better inform how society thinks through the evolving relationship between law and religion."

The Nootbaar Fellows will convene virtually for monthly workshops and an annual conference. As the program develops beyond its current online format, the Fellows Program aims to expand the reach of the workshops by incorporating students into the initiative, especially as interest in the field of law and religion continues to grow.

To view a complete list of the 2020-21 fellows, please visit our website.