Veninga Lecture: Religious Liberty

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: UW Center for Civic Engagement, James F. Veninga Theater
Address: 625 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI

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One of the nation’s leading scholars of law and religion will speak at the fall 2017 Veninga Lecture Series on Religion and Society on October 12.

“Religious Liberty for All in a Polarized Age” is the title of the talk by Thomas Berg, professor of law and public policy at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Berg teaches constitutional law, law and religion, intellectual property, and the religious liberty appellate clinic. In the clinic, he supervises students writing briefs in major religious liberty cases. He draws upon his expertise drafting nearly 40 briefs on issues of religious liberty and free speech in the Supreme Court and lower courts.

He has written approximately 50 book chapters and journal articles and dozens of op-eds and shorter pieces on religious freedom, constitutional law and the role of religion in law, politics and society. His work has been cited several times by the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals.

In his free time, he collaborates on musical comedy shows with his wife Maureen, a playwright, and performs in the Twin Cities Gilbert & Sullivan company.