BYU Law Review Limited Call for Law and Religion Submissions

Posted by Taylor J. Smith, community karma 1909
The BYU Law Review is now accepting submissions for our issue devoted to law and
religion scholarship. The 2020 issue will feature an article by Professor Andrew M.
Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School
of Law.
During this special submission window, we welcome articles on both broad conceptual
questions as well as more specific policy issues. Potential topics might include analysis
1) The Supreme Court’s evolving Establishment Clause jurisprudence in light of the
pending American Legion case;
2) The future of constitutional religious exemptions, and whether the Supreme Court
should revisit Employment Division v. Smith;
3) Issues at the intersection of religious rights and speech, especially after
NIFLA v. Becerra;
4) Religious objections in an age of anti-discrimination norms, including conflicts in
the context of faith-based adoption agencies or public accommodations;
5) The growing third-party harm theory, and what that means for religious
6) Modern applications of RFRA and what changes may loom on the horizon in that
Please note that this list is not meant to be exhaustive; we hope to receive submissions
related to the issue’s general theme even if a particular topic was not specifically listed
here. Law will be treated broadly to include governmental policy decisions more
generally. In an effort to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue, we welcome
submissions from legal scholars and lawyers, of course, but also from bioethicists,
doctors, religious leaders, philosophers, scholars of religion and religious studies,
clinicians, government officials and staff, regulators, and others who have a
meaningful contribution to make on this topic.
How to Submit:
Please submit your original article via Scholastica on or before September 1, 2019. The
papers will be published in the first issue of 2020. We request that articles be
20,000–40,000 words. Contact with any additional questions.