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The 21st annual International Law and Religion Symposium will be held 5-7 October 2014 at Brigham Young University Law School in Provo, Utah. More than 65 invited delegates, from more than 40 countries, will address the theme "Varieties of Secularism, Religion, and the Law." The Symposium sessions are open to the public free of charge. The opening session on Sunday evening will be available worldwide via live webcast.

Keynote speaker at the Sunday evening opening session will be Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Senator Hatch served as chairman or ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1993 to 2005 and as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee from 1981 to 1987. He currently serves as ranking minority member of the Senate Finance Committee and on the Board of Directors for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Senator Hatch was the main author of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), which protected all religions' right to build church facilities on private property.... more

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For those who would like to receive Utah CLE credit for attending Symposium sessions, the registration fee is $15 total, for any number of credit hours from 1 to 11.  Click here to pre-register. To register at the Symposium, visit the Concierge Desk in the Fritz B. Burns Memorial Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Law School, where you may also pick up certificates when you leave.  Please remember to locate and sign the rolls for the sessions you attend. 

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The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to announce that Senator Orrin Hatch, United States Senator for the State of Utah, will be the keynote speaker at the opening session of the 21st Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, to be held in the Moot Court Room of the J. Reuben Clark Law School on the campus of Brigham Young University at 7 pm MDT (GMT-6) Sunday evening, October 5, 2014. This session will be available via live webcast for listeners worldwide.

Senator Hatch served as chairman or ranking minority member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1993 to 2005 and as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee from 1981 to 1987. He currently serves as ranking minority member of the Senate Finance Committee and on the Board of Directors for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Senator Hatch was the main author of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), which protected all religions'... more

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More than 80 distinguished delegates from more than 40 countries met, along with approximately 200 guests and students at the Twentieth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, held October 6-9, 2013 at the J. Reuben Clark Law School on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Delegates 

The theme of this year's conference – "Religion and Human Rights" – was chosen for its timeliness and urgency, and also in acknowledgment of the 1700th anniversary of the proclamation of the Edict of Milan, the 313 A.D. agreement between the Roman Emperors of the East and the West... more