Annual Interfaith Conference
The role of faith in lawyering presents new and challenging questions to the fields of law and religion which have, until recently, given little consideration to the role that religion can or ought to play in a lawyer's work. Yet in the context of a "crisis of professionalism," lawyers seek ways to find meaning in their work, and many express increasing interest in drawing on religious values as a way of reconciling their personal and professional aspirations and of strengthening their commitment to work for the common good.
Through a series of national conferences, Fordham University School of Law has taken the lead in remedying the dearth of material and discussion on the intersection of religious values and the practice of law.
Following the seminal 1997 and 1998 Religious Lawyering Conferences, the Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer's Work continues to sponsor an annual interfaith conference to explore the intersection of religious values and particular areas of legal practice.