Caroline Mala Corbin

Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar

Social Justice/Public Interest Concentration Affiliated Faculty
J.D. 2001, Columbia Law School
B.A. 1991, Harvard University

Caroline Mala Corbin
Phone: (305)284-5443
Office: G373

Caroline Mala Corbin is Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She teaches U.S. Constitutional Law I, U.S. Constitutional Law II, First Amendment, the Religion Clauses, the Free Speech Clause, and Feminism and the First Amendment. Her scholarship focuses on the First Amendment’s speech and religion clauses, particularly their intersection with equality issues.

Professor Corbin’s articles have been published in the New York University Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, and Emory Law Journal, among others. Her writing has also appeared in the online editions of the Harvard Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Michigan Law ReviewCalifornia Law Review,  and Texas Law Review. As well as writing for blogs such as SCOTUSblog, Take Care Blog, ACSblog, and Jurist, Professor Corbin is a frequent commentator for local and national media on First Amendment questions.

Professor Corbin joined the Miami law faculty in 2008 after completing a postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia Law School. Before her fellowship, she litigated civil rights cases as a pro bono fellow at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and as an attorney at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. She also clerked for the Hon. M. Blane Michael of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Professor Corbin holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She was a James Kent Scholar while at Columbia Law School, where she also won the Pauline Berman Heller Prize and the James A. Elkins Prize for Constitutional Law.


The Supreme Court’s Facilitation of White Christian Nationalism, 71 Ala. L. Rev. 833 (2020).

The Unconstitutionality of Government Propaganda, 81 Ohio St. L.J. 815 (2020).

Religious Liberty in a Pandemic, 70 Duke L.J. Online (2020).

Christian Legislative Prayers and Christian Nationalism, 76 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 453 (2019).

Opportunistic Originalism and the Establishment Clause, 54 Wake Forest L. Rev. 617 (2019).

Government Employee Religion, 49 Ariz. St. L. J. 1193 (2018).

Is There Any Silver Lining to Trinity Lutheran Church, Inc. v. Comer?, 116 Mich. L. Rev. Online 137 (2018).

FIRST AMENDMENT LAW: CASES AND THEORY , (with Ronald Krotoszynski, Jr., Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, & Christina E. Wells), Aspen, (2017).

Justice Scalia, the Establishment Clause, and Christian Privilege, 15 First Amend. L. Rev. 185 (2017).

A Free Speech Tale of Two County Clerk Refusals, 78 Ohio St. L. J. 819 (2017).

Terrorists are Always Muslim But Never White: At the Intersection of Critical Race Theory and Propaganda, 86 Fordham L. Rev. 455 (2017).

Deference to Claims of Substantial Religious Burden, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. Online 10 (2016).

Commentary: Exploiting Mixed Speech, 103 Calif. L. Rev. Cir 37 (2015).

Speech or Conduct? The Free Speech Claims of Wedding Vendors, 65 Emory L.J. 241 (2015).

Intentional Discrimination in Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 299 (2015).

Corporate Religious Liberty, 30 Const. Comment. 277 (2015).

Emotional Compelled Disclosures, 127 Harv. L. Rev. F. 357 (2014).

Abortion Distortions, 71 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1175 (2014).

Compelled Disclosures, 65 Ala. L. Rev. 1277 (2014).

Debate: The Contraception Mandate and Religious Freedom, with Steven Smith, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 261 (2013).

The Contraception Mandate, 107 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1469 (2013).

The Irony of Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. 951 (2012).

Nonbelievers and Government Religious Speech, 97 Iowa L. Rev. 347 (2012).

Ceremonial Deism and the Reasonable Religious Outsider, 57 UCLA L. Rev. 1545 (2010).

Response: The Continuing Relevance of the Establishment Clause: A Reply to Professor Richard C. Schragger, 89 Tex. L. Rev. See Also 125 (2010).

The First Amendment Right Against Compelled Listening, 89 B.U. L. Rev. 939 (2009).

Mixed Speech: When Speech Is Both Private and Governmental, 83 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 605 (2008).

Above the Law? The Constitutionality of the Ministerial Exemption from Antidiscrimination Law, 75 Fordham L. Rev. 1965 (2007).

 Media Appearances

ORLANDO SENTINEL, Gay Teacher Fired from Adventist School that Accepts State Scholarships, October 21 2020

THE NEW REPUBLIC, The Religious Hijacking of the Supreme Court Doesn’t Require Amy Barrett, October 6 2020

OPRAH MAGAZINE, Amy Coney Barrett’s Views, and What to Know about the Supreme Court Nominee, October 1 2020

FOX NEWS, Florida Election Officials Divided on Enforcing Mask Mandate, September 24 2020

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, To Exempt or Not to Exempt: Covid-19 Exemptions Continue to Spark Debate over Religious Liberty, Public Health, September 24 2020

CBS12 NEWS, Election 2020: Can Unmasked Voters Be Turned Away at the Polls? September 23 2020

THE DAILY BEAST, Where Running Over Protesters Could Become Legal, September 23 2020

THE SUN SENTINEL, Maskless Voters Won’t Be Kept Away from Polls on Nov. 3, Election Officials Say, September 23 2020

BLOOMBERG RADIO, The Supreme Court’s Refusal to Lift Covid Capacity Limits on Nevada Church, July 27 2020

HOWSTUFFWORKS.COM, Can the President Cut Federal Funding to Schools for Not Re-opening? July 9 2020

NEW YORK TIMES/REUTERS, U.S. Supreme Court Delivers for Christian Conservatives in a Trio of Rulings, July 8 2020

RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE, Supreme Court Broadens Scope of Ministerial Exception, July 8 2020

ORLANDO SENTINEL, School Voucher Supporters Cheer Supreme Court Ruling that States Can’t Bar Religious Campuses, July 1 2020

ORLANDO SENTINEL, Supreme Court Ruling Likely Won’t Protect LGBTQ Teachers in Religious Schools, June 20 2020

NEW YORK TIMES/REUTERS, Next LGBTQ Rights Legal Battle Looms After Supreme Court Victory, June 16 2020

WASHINGTON POST/AP, Religious Right Laments SCOTUS Ruling But Sees Opportunities, June 16 2020

TYPEINVESTIGATIONS, Evangelical Pastors Seize Political Opportunity in Coronavirus Crisis, April 15 2020

HUFFINGTON POST, Louisiana Evangelical Pastor Charged with Defying Governor’s Ban on Big Gatherings, March 31 2020

BLOOMBERG LAW, Pronouns Prompt Fight over Transgender, Religious Rights at Work, February 18 2020

ORLANDO SENTINEL, Anti-LGBTQ Schools Getting State Vouchers, January 23 2020

THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, Regulating Holiday Decorations a Seasonal Struggle for Cities, November 22 2019

HUFFINGTON POST, Critics Fear Ohio Bill May Allow Students’ Religious Beliefs to Trump Scientific Facts, November 15 2019

THE GLOBE POST, Will Additional Justices Depoliticize or Further Divide US Supreme Court? November 6 2019

HUFFINGTON POST, Tampa’s Conversion Therapy Ban Is Struck Down by Federal Judge, October 9 2019

LOGO, Why We Must Amend the Constitution to Protect LGBTQ Rights, July 10 2019

FOX 5 NEWS NY, New State Bans Push Abortion to the Forefront of 2020 Campaign, May 15 2019

VOICE OF AMERICA, Trump: “I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks’; US Seeks Assange Extradition, April 12 2019

FLORIDA PHOENIX, The Battles over Abortion Haven’t Abated in Florida, April 8 2019

THINKPROGRESS, University of Arizona Students to Face Criminal Charges for Protesting Campus CBP Event, April 2 2019

BLOOMBERG LAW, Supreme Court has Pick of LGBTQ Controversies, March 15 2019

PACIFIC STANDARD, Does the First Amendment Protect Vanity License Plates and Bumper Stickers? March 1 2019

WLRN RADIO (NPR), SOUTH FLORIDA, Abortion Restrictions in Florida, January 18 2019

WALL STREET JOURNAL, Aid for Immigrants on Desert Trek Stirs Religion Freedom Fight, December 6 2018

BLOOMBERG NEWS, Churches Press Supreme Court on New Public Funding Question, November 21 2018

VOX, The Limits of Free Speech for White Supremacists Marching at Unite the Right 2, Explained, August 12 2018

WLRN RADIO (NPR), SOUTH FLORIDA, The Future of Abortion Rights, July 5 2018

WLRN RADIO, The Future of Abortion Rights, July 5 2018

BUSTLE, The Supreme Court’s Abortion Rights Record Shows How It Could Quietly Topple Roe v. Wade, July 3 2018

THE DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL, Daytona Beach’s Cabbie’s Wardrobe Ticket Draws Judge’s Ire, July 2 2018

REWIRE.NEWS, Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Could Leave Abortion Rights Up to State Lawmakers, June 29 2018

THE ATLANTIC, The Coming Battle to Overturn Roe v. Wade, June 28 2018

POLITIFACT.COM, No California Bill Would Not Ban Bible Sales, April 26 2018

KCBS RADIO, Supreme Court Case on Free Speech Claim of Anti-Abortion Centers, March 21 2018

WLRN RADIO, FAU on Trial for Freedom of Speech, December 6 2017

BLOOMBERG RADIO, Colorado Baker Brings Cake to Supreme Court, December 5 2017

COURTHOUSENEWS.COM, Supreme Court to Hear Sports Gambling Case Monday, December 2 2017

VICE NEWS, Anti-Abortion Groups May Have Picked the Wrong Supreme Court Fight, November 14 2017

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW, The 140-Character President, November 9 2017

HISTORY.COM, How American Presidents Ended Up With the ‘Kingly’ Power to Pardon, August 24 2017

THE NEW REPUBLIC, How Donald Trump Poisons Free Speech, August 23 2017

FOLHA DE S. PAULO ONG, que Defendeu Direito a Expressao de Racistas Atrai Critica Nos EUA, August 19 2017

FOLHA DE S. PAULO, Monumento Confederado da Lugar a Estatua de Mulher Negra Em Baltimore, August 17 2017

VOX, Some Racist, Homophobic Chants in Charlottesville May Not Be Protected by 1st Amendment, August 15 2017

THE NEW REPUBLIC, The Supreme Court’s Incredible Privileging of Religion, June 27 2017

RELIGION & POLITICS, Trinity Lutheran: The Church-State Case Looming at the Supreme Court, June 7 2017

CBS MIAMI, Rep. Frederica Wilson: President Trump "On the Brink of Impeachment", May 16 2017

THE NEW REPUBLIC, Neil Gorsuch Is Posed to Swing a Landmark Church-State Case, April 18 2017

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, Neil Gorsuch’s Contempt for Women, April 3 2017

BLOOMBERG NEWS, Legality of Legislator-Led Prayer Still Murky, Scholars Say, February 23 2017

WSVN CHANNEL 7 NEWS (FOX), White House Advisor ‘Counseled” After Brand Promotion, February 9 2017

WSVN CHANNEL 7 NEWS (FOX), Trump Taps Conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court, January 31 2017

NEWS RADIO 610 WIOD, Possible Picks for the Supreme Court, January 30 2017

DAILY COMMERCIAL, Local Lawmakers File Bills on Abortion, Religion, Guns, and More, January 29 2017

NBCNEWS.COM, In Trump’s Twitter Presidency, Experts See Risks and Rewards, January 27 2017

MIAMI HERALD, Miami Tells Restaurant Sax Player to Can It. Owner Says: “Free Speech!”, January 17 2017

RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE, New International Religious Freedom Act Is a First for Atheists, December 21 2016

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, New Law Makes History, Extends Protection to Atheists, December 19 2016

DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW, Liberal Law Profs ‘Lay Down a Marker’ on Trump, December 14 2016

DAILY COMMERCIAL, Experts: School District Has Slim Chance to Overrule Gay-Straight Alliance Ruling, December 7 2016

MIAMI HERALD, Get This Vice Mayor Angry and He Might Sue, August 26 2016

DAILY COMMERCIAL, Appeals Court Decision to Hear Gay-Straight Alliance Isn’t A Sign of Reversal, June 29 2016

FLORIDA POLITICS.COM, Supreme Court Decision Could Affect Florida, June 27 2016

THE ATLANTIC, The Federal Government Quietly Expands Transgender Rights, May 16 2016

ISSUES WPBT2 (PBS Affiliate), Transgender Bathroom Battle, May 13 2016

BLOOMBERG BNA, ACA Accommodation: Slight Burden or Evil Means?, March 16 2016

HUFFPOST POLITICS, Religious Freedom Claim in Zubik v. Burwell Should, and Likely Will, Fail, March 15 2016

VIEWPOINT WPBT2 (PBS Affiliate), Religious Liberty, February 7 2016

DAILY COMMERCIAL, Man Seeks Satanic Invocation, October 21 2015

DAILY COMMERCIAL, ACLU Contemplating Appeal in Lake County School District Case, August 29 2015

VIEWPOINT, WPBT2 (PBS AFFILIATE), The Supreme Court and Marriage Equality, July 5 2015

L.A. TIMES, Berkeley’s Warning about Cellphone Radiation May Go Too Far, June 26 2015

RELIGION DISPATCHES, The Panic Over Churches’ Tax-Exempt Status in a Gay-Married World, May 10 2015

KEY WEST CITIZEN, City May Boycott Indiana over Religious Freedom Law, April 2 2015

POLITIFACT FLORIDA, Does Florida have a Religious Freedom Restoration Act like Indiana’s?, March 31 2015

TAMPA BAY TIMES, Belleair Bluffs Man Could Face Prison, Fines in U.A.E. on Cyber Slander Charges, March 3 2015

ISSUES, WPBT2 (PBS Affiliate), Same-Sex Marriage Across the United States, February 1 2015

RELIGION DISPATCHES, Is Refusal to Write Anti-Gay Cake Message a Violation of Religious Freedom?, January 23 2015

FOX CHANNEL 7 NEWS, MIAMI/FORT LAUDERDALE, Same-Sex Marriage Means New Benefits for Couples, January 6 2015

ISSUES, WPBT2 (PBS Affiliate), Prosecuting Social Media Threats, December 5 2014

THE ATLANTIC, What Tennessee’s New Abortion Amendment Means for America, November 5 2014

THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, Split Florida? Resolution Might Validate USF Name, October 22 2014

AL JAZEERA AMERICA, Evangelical College’s Contraception Law Suit Proves Divisive, October 6 2014

VIEWPOINT, WPBT2 (PBS Affiliate), Same Sex Marriage Coming to Florida?, September 7 2014

VIEWPOINT, WPBT2 (PBS Affiliate), Hobby Lobby Ruling, August 3 2014

PATHEOS.COM, A Few Things You Should Read Before You Make Up Your Mind About Hobby Lobby, July 13 2014

THE POSNER SHOW, BLOGGINGHEADS.TV, Wheaton College and Religious Exemptions for Nonprofits, July 8 2014

BLOOMBERG NEWS, For-Profit, Closely Held Corporations Can Opt Out of Contraception Mandate, July 1 2014

THE POSNER SHOW, BLOGGINGHEADS.TV, Hobby Lobby and Religious Exemptions for Corporations, July 1 2014

WFSU-FM NEWS, In Florida Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Have Implications Beyond Birth Control, June 30 2014

THE MIAMI HERALD, Pinecrest May Limit Protests in Residential Neighborhoods, June 18 2014

MSNBC.COM, Hobby Lobby’s Contraception Hypocrisy, April 3 2014

ABC NEWS RADIO, Contraception Mandate Cases, March 25 2014

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH, Obamacare, Religion Are Focus of Arguments Today Before Justices, March 25 2014

THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, Anti-Shariah Bill Returns to the Capitol, March 24 2014

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, In Contraception Case, Court May Run into Plan B, March 24 2014

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM, Religion Is No Excuse for Bigotry Against Women, March 21 2014

MCCLATCHYDC, Faith and Health Care to Collide at Supreme Court, March 21 2014

MOTHER JONES, Are You There God, It’s Me, Hobby Lobby, March 21 2014

ABCNEWS.COM, Three Questions Facing the Supreme Court in Contraception Case, March 20 2014

USA TODAY, Religious Challenge to Health Care Law Hits High Court, March 20 2014

BLOOMBERG NEWS, God Meets Profit in Obama Contraception Rule Court Case, February 26 2014

MSNBC.COM, Why ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws Could Be a License to Discriminate, February 24 2014

MSNBC.COM, Religious Freedom Used to Chip Away at LGBT Rights, February 19 2014

AL JAZEERA AMERICA, Wave of New State Bills: Religious Freedom or License to Discriminate?, February 7 2014

REUTERS LEGAL, Big Tobacco Confident in Free Speech Suit vs. New York City, February 3 2014

HUFFPOST LIVE, Abortion Buffer Zones in McCullen v. Coakley, January 24 2014

THE MIAMI HERALD, Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause in Homestead Election Complaint, October 31 2013

MSNBC.COM, The New Plot to Take Down Gay Rights, September 13 2013

11:00 NEWS, CBS NEWS MIAMI, Immigration after DOMA, June 30 2013

FOCUS ON SOUTH FLORIDA, CBS NEWS MIAMI, The Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decisions, June 30 2013

ISSUES, WPBT2 (PBS Affiliate), Roundtable on Major Supreme Court Rulings, June 28 2013

THE MIAMI HERALD, Florida House Passes Bill Against Foreign Laws, April 18 2013

NBC MIAMI TODAY, Marriage Equality before the Supreme Court, March 31 2013

MIAMI NEW TIMES, Roe v. Wade’s 40-Year Anniversary: How Does Florida Rank in Women’s Rights?, January 22 2013

THE PALM BEACH POST, Does Government Need Prayer?, September 15 2012

THE MIAMI HERALD, Legal Issues Sticky for City Church, May 15 2012

CBS NEWS, Miami Dade Firefighter’s Facebook Post on Trayvon Martin Sparks Firestorm, April 16 2012

LAW360.COM, Ex-Catholic Teacher’s Bias Suit Ducks Ministerial Exception, April 3 2012

JEZEBEL.COM, Why the Supreme Court’s New Religion Decision Is So Awful, January 12 2012

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Supreme Court Recognizes ‘Ministerial Exception’ to Employment-Discrimination Laws, January 11 2012

LAW360.COM, High Court to Mull Churches’ Employment Suit Liability, October 4 2011

DETROIT METRO TIMES, Courts and Cross: Michigan Case Puts Church v. State Before the U.S. Supreme Court, July 13 2011

THE MIAMI HERALD, Political Signs Are Not Going Anywhere Until After Election Day, October 15 2010

THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, Councilman’s Use of “Jesus” in Prayer Leads to Religious Questions, April 28 2010


Panelist, “Why Tax-Supported Religious Schools Should Be Rejected in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue,” Humanist Legal Society, National Press Club, Washington, DC (Jan. 2020).

Presenter, “The Unconstitutionality of Government Propaganda,” Tenth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 2019).

Presenter, “The Future of Abortion Rights in the United States and Florida,” Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (Oct. 2019).

Presenter, Workshop on “Freedom of Religion or Belief and Gender Equity,” Sponsored by UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, United Nations, New York, New York (Oct. 2019).

Presenter, “The Supreme Court’s Facilitation of White Christian Nationalism,” Tenth Annual Law & Religion Roundtable, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario (June 2019).

Presenter, “Interactive Constitutional Rights,” William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal Symposium, William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia (Mar. 2019).

Presenter, “Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Centennial Symposium,” Alabama Law Review, University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Jan. 2019).

Presenter, “Christian Legislative Prayers and Christian Nationalism,” Washington & Lee Law Review Student Notes Colloquium, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia (Oct. 2018).

Panelist, Law at the Intersection of Reproductive Justice and LGBTQ Rights Feminist Legal Theory Session, Toronto, Ontario (Jun. 2018).

Panelist, “Accommodating Religious Diversity,” Toronto, Ontario (Jun. 2018).

Presenter, “Opportunistic Originalism and the Establishment Clause,” Ninth Annual Law & Religion Roundtable, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Jun. 2018).

Presenter, “Limits on Government Speech,” Sixth Annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference, New Haven, Connecticut (Apr. 2018).

Commentator, Symposium on “A First Amendment for All? Free Expression in an Age of Inequality,” Knight First Amendment Institute & Columbia Law Review, New York, New York (Mar. 2018).

Presenter, “Government Employee Religion,”  Seattle University School of Law Faculty Workshop, Seattle, Washington (Nov. 2017).

Presenter, “White Christian Supremacy & Public Accommodation Law,” Symposium on “Religious Freedom: Liberty, Legislation, and Litigation,” Connecticut Law Review, 
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut (Oct. 2017). 

Presenter, “Terrorists Are Always Muslim but Never White: Depictions of Terrorists Through a Critical Race Theory & Propaganda Lens,” Fifth Annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut (April 2017).

Participant, Symposium on “Terrorist Incitement on the Internet,” Fordham Law Review, Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York (April 2017).

Public Rights/Private Conscience Project Strategy Session, Columbia Law School, New York, New York (Dec. 2016).

Presenter, Symposium on “The Expanding First Amendment,” Ohio State Law Journal,  Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio (Nov. 2016).

Presenter, “Government Employee Religion,” Faculty Workshop, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Nov. 2016).

Presenter, Symposium on "Justice Scalia and the First Amendment,” First Amendment Law Review, UNC-Chapel Hill, Charlotte, North Carolina (Oct. 2016). 

Presenter, Conference on “The Israeli Supreme Court in Comparative Perspective,” Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York (June 2016).

Presenter, “Government Employee Religion,” Seventh Annual Law & Religion Roundtable, McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec (June 2016). 

Presenter, “Government Employee Speech vs. Government Employee Religion,” Fourth Annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut (May 2016).

Presenter, Faculty Colloquium, “Mixed Speech and Specialty License Plates,” University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas (Nov. 2015).

Presenter, Conference on “What’s the Harm? Understanding Reproductive Injustice,” Carr Center for Reproductive Justice, NYU School of Law, New York, NY (Oct. 2015). 

Panelist, “Complicity and the Contraception Mandate,”  Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah (Oct. 2015).

Presenter, “Speech or Conduct?,” Third Annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut (May 2015).

Presenter, “Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Laws,” Secular Coalition for America Lobby Day, Washington, D.C. (April 2015).

Presenter, Conference on “The Impact of the First Amendment on American Business,”  University Of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2015). 

Presenter, Yale Information Society Project, Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut (March 2015).

Presenter, William H. Rehnquist Center Symposium on “The Rehnquist Court: Ten Years Later,” University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona (Feb. 2015).

Presenter, Randolph W. Thrower Symposium on “Freedom of Speech in the 21st Century,” Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia (Feb. 2015).

Presenter, Symposium on “a New Jurisprudence for American Self-Government & Democracy,” Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Nov. 2014).

Presenter, “Intentional Discrimination in Establishment and Equal Protection,” Fifth Annual Law and Religion Roundtable, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri (June 2014).

Presenter, “Hobby Lobby and Corporate Religious Liberty,” Debating Law and Religion Series, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut (April 2014).

Presenter, Conference on “Religious Accommodation in the Age of Civil Rights,” Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (April 2014).

Panelist, Briefing on the Contraception Mandate Cases, American Constitution Society, Washington, D.C. (March 2014).

Presenter, Seventh Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference, Center on Applied Feminism, University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2014).

Commentator, Harvard Law Review Symposium on “Freedom of the Press,” Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Feb. 2014).

Presenter, Washington & Lee Law Review Symposium on “Roe at 40: The Controversy Continues,” Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia (Nov. 2013).

Presenter, Jefferson Symposium on “Compelled Commercial Speech,” University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia (Oct. 2013).

Presenter, Conference on “Speech, Symbols, and Substantial Obstacles: The Doing and ‘Undue’ing of Abortion Law Since Casey,” UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, California (Oct. 2013).

Presenter, Conference on “Religious Institutions in a Democratic Society,” DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (Sept. 2013).

Presenter, Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut (May 2013).

Presenter, "Why Tolerate Religion?" Center for Inquiry Symposium, Washington, D.C. (April 2013).

Presenter, "The Contraception Mandate," Law and Religion Colloquium, Brigham Young University Law School, Provo, Utah (April 2013).

Presenter, "Gender Matters: Women, Social Policy and the 2012 Election," sponsored by Women in the Law Program and Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, American University Washington College of Law Washington, D.C. (April 2013).

Presenter, "Secularism on the Edge: The Church and State in the United States, France, and Israel," Program for Jewish Civilization, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (Feb. 2013).

Presenter, "Compelled Speech," Third Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 2012).

Teleforum Debate with Douglas Laycock on Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, The Federalist Society (Oct. 2012).

Commentator, Freedom of the Church Conference, Institute for Law and Religion, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (Oct. 2012).

Panelist, "Government Mandates and Conditions on Funding," Third Annual Law and Religion Roundtable, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (June 2012).

Panelist, "The Ministerial Exception," The Competing Claims of Law & Religion Conference sponsored by the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, the Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies, and Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California (Feb. 2012).

Panelist, "Church Autonomy, the Ministerial Exception, and Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC," Hot Topic Panel, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (Jan. 2012).

Panelist, "Debate on Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC," UC Davis School of Law, Davis, California (Oct. 2011).

Presenter, "Expanding the Bob Jones Compromise," Matters of Faith Symposium, University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Oct. 2011).

Panelist, "Free Exercise in the Wake of Employment Division v. Smith," Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Hilton Head, South Carolina (July 2011).

Presenter, Summer Workshop on Law, Religion & Culture, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado (July 2011).

Panelist, "Colloquy on Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC," Second Annual Law and Religion Roundtable, Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, Illinois (June 2011).

Panelist, "Debating the Ministerial Exception: A Preview of the U.S. Supreme Court Argument in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC," University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia (April 2011).

Presenter, "Nonbelievers and Government Religious Speech," Faculty Workshop, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee (December 2010).

Presenter, "Nonbelievers and Government Religious Speech," Case Western Reserve Law Review Symposium on Government Speech, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2010).

Presenter, "Nonbelievers and Government Religious Speech," Constitutional Law & Theory Colloquium, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York (November 2010).

Presenter, "Revoking the Tax Exempt Status of Religious Organizations that Discriminate," Symposium on the Twentieth Anniversary of Employment Division v. Smith sponsored by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Cardozo Law Review, and the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, New York, New York (October 2010).

Moderator, "Ground Zero Mosque," Miami Law Federalist Society and Miami Law Jewish Students Association, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida (September 2010).

Presenter, "Atheists, Crosses, and the Establishment Clause," First Annual Law & Religion Roundtable, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York (June 2010).

Presenter, "Ceremonial Deism and the Reasonable Religious Outsider," Law & Society Association, Chicago, Illinois (May 2010).

Presenter, "Government Speech and a First Amendment Right Against Compelled Listening," BYU Law Review Symposium on Government Speech and the First Amendment, Provo, Utah (March 2010).

Presenter, "Ceremonial Deism and the Reasonable Religious Outsider," University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (February 2010).

Commentator, "Government Speech in Transition," 17th Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. Conference, sponsored by the Bryon R. White Center for the Study of American Law at the University of Colorado Law School, The Denver University Law Review, and the Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment, Denver, Colorado (January 2010).

Panelist, "The First Amendment and Nonbelievers," AALS Law and Religion Section, AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (January 2010).

Presenter, "The First Amendment Right Against Compelled Listening," Law & Society Association, Denver, Colorado (May 2009).

Presenter, "The First Amendment Right Against Compelled Listening," Associates’ and Fellows’ Workshop, Columbia Law School, New York, New York (October 2008).

Presenter, "Mixed Speech: When Speech Is Both Private and Governmental," Law & Society Association, Montreal, Canada (May 2008).

Presenter, "Mixed Speech: When Speech Is Both Private and Governmental," NYU Law ACLU & NYU Law Review, New York University Law School, New York, New York (October 2007).

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Phone: (305)284-5443
Office: G373
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  • Constitutional Law
  • First Amendment
  • Religion and the Law

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