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Science and Religion in the Classroom: Edwards v. Aguillard at 25

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May 11, 2012 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Stanford Law School
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610

    Sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences and the National Center for Science and Education (NCSE)

    This event is open to the public. Click here to RSVP.

    2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Edwards v. Aguillardand the 30th anniversary of trial court decision in McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education. These decisions were the culmination of a legal battle over the place of creation-science in public schools and significantly shaped Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Working with the Berkeley-based National Center for Science Education (NCSE), the Stanford Constitutional Law Center will host a symposium on the history of the creation-science legal disputes and the legal implications of Edwards.

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    An agenda can be downloaded here.

    REGISTRATION – 12:00

    INTRODUCTION - 12:30

    Michael W. McConnell (Stanford)

    THE HISTORY OF THE CREATION-SCIENCE MOVEMENT AND LEGAL CONTROVERSIES - 12:45

    Lawrence Friedman (Stanford, moderator)
    Ronald Numbers (Wisconsin)
    Ed Larson (Stanford, visiting)
    Michael Ruse (Florida State)
    Patricia Bowers (former Louisiana AG Office)

    EDWARDS'S CONSTITUTIONAL LEGACY - 2:30

    Eugene Volokh (UCLA, moderator)
    Kent Greenawalt (Columbia)
    Eugenie Scott (NCSE Director)
    Nadine Strossen (N.Y. Law School)
    Steven D. Smith (San Diego)

    WHY DOES THE DEBATE MATTER? - 4:15

    Nathan Chapman (Stanford, moderator)
    Michael McConnell (Stanford)
    Hank Greely (Stanford)
    Ronald Numbers (Wisconsin)
    Michael Ruse (Florida State)
    Eugenie Scott (NCSE)

    CLOSING REMARKS - 5:30
    Ed Larson (Stanford)

    RECEPTION FOLLOWING CLOSING REMARKS

    An agenda can be viewed here.

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