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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brian Grim named to Board of Advisors of Notre Dame Law School’s new Religious Liberty Initiative

13 Apr, 2021

Dr. Brian Grim, president and founder of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, has been named as a member of the Board of Advisors of the University of Notre Dame Law School’s new Religious Liberty Initiative. Grim will serve for a four-year term, through 2025, with the possibility of renewal.

G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School, invited Grim to join the Board of Advisors “as one of the foremost leaders on religious freedom and economics.”

As a Board of Advisors member, Grim will participate in the inaugural Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit, scheduled for June 28th-29th, 2021, at Notre Dame in Indiana. In 2022, the plan is for this Summit to be held in Rome, Italy, July 19th through 22nd, at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway near the Colosseum. The following year, the aim is to hold the Summit in Jerusalem, at the Notre Dame Tantur Ecumenical Institute.

Notre Dame Law School launched the Religious Liberty Initiative in June 2020. The Initiative seeks to address threats to religious liberty in the United States and abroad, by promoting more religious liberty scholarship, coordinating events for thought leaders in this space, and launching a new Religious Liberty Clinic.

Stephanie Barclay, Associate Professor of Law, directs Notre Dame’s Religious Liberty Initiative. Through this program, students defend religious freedom for individuals of all faiths. Students advise clients outside of the courtroom, as well as pursue their claims in the trial courts and appeals up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court.