Would Alan Dershowitz Be Hired to Teach Law at a Catholic Law School? Catholicizing, Neo-Brandeising, and an American Constitutional Policy Response

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Seattle University Law Review, Vol: 23, Issue: 2, Page: 355

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Pertnoy, Leonard; Gordon, Daniel
Catholic identity movement; Jewish law faculty; academic freedom; religious and demographic regimentation of Catholic universities and law schools; Religion
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This Article examines the impact of the Catholic identity movement on Jewish law faculty. The existence and roles of Jewish law professors at Catholic law schools appear uncertain. Academic freedom in a new doctrinaire climate appears weakened. Also, the Catholic identity movement seeks to limit the number of non-Catholics on law school and university faculties. The Article will discuss the religious and demographic regimentation of Catholic universities and law schools. The Article will continue by examining the implications for Jewish law professors of the Catholic identity movement, including the risks of a reemerging Jewish quota. Last, the Article will utilize the educational philosophy reflected in Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of University of Virginia to respond to the problems facing Catholic law schools and Jewish law professors.