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Religious Liberty & Law: In the Courts, In the Public Square, & In Administration

April 8, 2022

Co-hosted by the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Friday, April 8, 2022
The Mayflower Hotel

On Friday, April 8, the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State and the Ethics and Public Policy Center hosted a conference on religious liberty with panel discussions on government regulation and religion in the public square and religious freedom and the courts. Speakers included leading litigators and former and current senior government officials.

All sessions held in the Mayflower’s East Room (1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20036)

9:00 – 9:40 am: Registration & Breakfast

9:40 – 9:45 am: Welcome

Jennifer Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law & Co-Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Scalia Law School
Edward Whelan, Distinguished Senior Fellow & Antonin Scalia Chair in Constitutional Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center

9:45 – 11:00 am: Panel 1 – Religious Liberty, Government Regulation, and the Public Square

Matt Bowman, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
The Honorable Andrea R. Lucas, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Roger T. Severino, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Vice President of Domestic Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Moderator: The Honorable Trevor N. McFadden, District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia

11:00 – 11:10 am: Break

11:10 – 12:25 pm: Panel 2 – Religious Liberty and the Supreme Court

Nathan Lewin, Partner, Lewin & Lewin LLP
Erin E. Murphy,
 Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mark Rienzi,
 President & CEO, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Marc D. Stern, Chief Legal Officer, American Jewish Committee

Moderator: The Honorable Steven A. Engel, Partner, Dechert LLP; former Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, DOJ
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Gray Center

12:25 -12:30 pm: Break

12:30 -1:30 pm: Lunchtime Conversation Featuring:

The Honorable Paul D. Clement, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; 43rd Solicitor General of the United States
Justice Joseph Story Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Gray Center

Edward Whelan, EPPC

1:30 pm: Adjournment & Thanks

Jenn Mascott, Gray Center


April 8, 2022