Law and Religion: National, International, and Comparative Perspectives ("the Casebook")
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The International Center for Law and Religion Studies and Aspen Publishers / Wolters Kluwer Law & Business are pleased to announce the forthcoming second edition of the groundbreaking casebook Law and Religion: National, International, and Comparative Perspectives, co-authored by ICLRS Director Brett G. Scharffs and Founding Director W. Cole Durham, Jr., with contributions from others at the Center, especially Center Publications Director, Donlu Thayer. Originally developed for use in English-speaking law-school courses worldwide, the first edition of this groundbreaking work has now been translated into Chinese and Vietnamese for use in training sessions for lawyers and academics in China and Vietnam, and translation of the second edition into Burmese, Indonesian, and Turkish is now underway, with plans for Spanish, Hebrew, Greek, and Russian. 

The casebook is a dynamic combination of international and domestic materials, designed to stimulate discussion of familiar and sensitive issues of conflict and debate in a global context. This unique work offers a new paradigm for studying law and religion in response to the forces of globalization and an increased international focus on religion. Combined with the groundbreaking work of the European Court of Human Rights and the work on religious freedom issues being done by other courts worldwide, these factors produce conditions that shed a new light upon many of the distinctive features of the U.S. legal system.

To deal with such an extensive and dynamic subject matter, the authors and editor of the Casebook have produced a Web Supplement containing resources impossible to include in the single volume, as well as teaching modules and "country threads" giving national, cultural, and language-specific perspectives. In advance of print publication of the work in December 2018, qualified users of the Casebook (instructors and students enrolled in their courses) may access chapters from the second edition via the Web Supplement.