Center for Religion, Law and Democracy

Willamette University

The Center for Religion, Law & Democracy

The Willamette University Center for Religion, Law and Democracy is an interdisciplinary center devoted to the exploration of the role of religion in law and in public life.

The Center draws on Willamette’s historic and ongoing strengths as a church-related college committed to academic excellence and public service, as well as its location adjacent to the Oregon State Capitol. The Center involves students and faculty from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Law who teach, write, and engage in these issues on a continuing basis.

As part of its mission, the Center conducts:

  • symposia
  • lectures
  • scholarly research
  • curriculum development
  • funds internships
  • serves as a forum for the discussion of these intersecting issues