Our Pro Bono Collaborative mobilizes Rhode Island law firms, law students and community organizations to provide desperately needed legal assistance for the underserved residents of the state. The unique program includes 10 major law firms, over 20 community-based organizations and several dozen law students.
Religion, Law and Lawyering
This course considers how religious perspectives might illuminate various issues of secular law and lawyering. Topics that will be addressed include: parallels between law and religion; religious language in public and legal discourse; religious perspectives on civil liability, criminal law and punishment, and reconciliation with injustice; interpretation of secular and sacred text; and spiritual dimensions of lawyering. The course will consider a variety of religious perspectives, including Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic.