BYU, UP Sponsor an International Forum on Law and Religion

BYU, UP Sponsor an International Forum on Law and Religion

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The Brigham Young University Law School - International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and the University of the Philippines Law Center in cooperation with the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the Islamic Law Studies Program, and the Institute for the Administration of Justice will hold the first International Forum on Law and Religion (IFLR) with topics focused on the secular state and religious freedoms on August 3, 2017 at the Malcolm Hall, UP Diliman from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.

The key speakers for this event are Professor Cole Durham, Jr., the founding director for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at the BYU Law School; Professor Zachary Calo, PhD, a full professor at the Hamad bin Khalifa University Law School and a research scholar in Law and Religion at Valparaiso University; Justice Mario Victor F. Leonen, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines; and Atty. Danilo L. Concepcion, President of the University of the Philippines and concurrent Dean of the College of Law. They will speak at the opening and closing sessions as well as in the first and second plenary sessions.

The IFLR will also have experts on law and religion to speak in the morning and afternoon special sessions namely, Judge Raul C. Pangalangan, International Criminal Court Judge; Professor Jose Diokno, Dean of the College of Law at the De La Salle University; Professor Florin T. Hilbay, Former Solicitor General of the Philippines; Professor Serafin Cuevas, Jr., Dean of the College of Law at the New Era University; Professor Soledad Mawis, Dean of the College of Law at the Lyceum of the Philippines University; Professor Patricia Daway, Director of the Institute for Administration of Justice; and Professor Concepcion Jardeleza, Associate Dean of the College of Law.

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