Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Courses M - S

454: Religious Liberty Seminar

Credit Hours



One of our first Freedoms: the freedom to worship in the way of one’s conscience is arguably the foundation of liberty in the United States. This course will concern itself with the First Amendment’s protections and limitations on our religious liberty by an examination of both historic and current issues in religious freedom whether involving personal behavior, medical issues or political activity tinged with religious issues. In addition to constitutional protections federal and state legislation concerning religious liberty will also be examined. A presentation and paper on topic in the area from each student will be required.