March 2, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Pacific Time

The Christian Right's Radical Struggle to Transform Law & Legal Culture

The Berkeley Law ACS Student Chapter and Catholics at Berkeley Law are pleased to welcome Professor Amanda Hollis Brusky and Professor Joshua Wilson for a talk on the Christian Right’s radical struggle to transform law and legal culture. Fueled by grassroots activism and a growing collection of formal political organizations, the Christian Right became an enormously influential force in American law and politics in the 1980s and 90s. While this vocal and visible political movement has long voiced grave concerns about the Supreme Court and cases such as Roe v. Wade, they weren't able to effectively enter the courtroom in a serious and sustained way until recently. 

During the pivot from the 20th to the 21st century, a small constellation of high-profile Christian Right leaders began to address this imbalance by investing in an array of institutions aimed at radically transforming American law and legal culture. While struggling to influence the legal and political mainstream, the movement has succeeded in establishing a Christian conservative beacon of resistance; a separate but faithful space from which to incrementally challenge the dominant legal culture. 

If you are interested in learning more about Professors Hollis Brusky and Wilson’s work, check on the book that is the basis for this talk, Separate but Faithful: The Christian Right’s Radical Struggle to Transform Law & Legal Culture.

Please join us via Zoom!