An in-depth seminar that addresses the practical and theoretical problems arising in religious liberty cases involving individuals and institutions. Though the course materials address the First Amendment as a whole (speech, religion and petition), the nature of the liberty protected by the First and 14th Amendments and the solution of practical problems are explored from the perspective of religious institutions, believers and dissenters. A thorough knowledge of concepts of church/state relations and freedom of speech is helpful, but not necessary. Presentation and defense of individual seminar paper is required. This course requires a qualifying course paper that fulfills one half of the upper-level writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: Constitutional Law.