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LAW 1433 v00 : Law and Religion

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LAW 1433 v00: Law and Religion
Law and Religion
Th 1:20-3:20p
Special Requirement


J.D. students must complete the required first-year program prior to enrolling in this course (part-time and interdivisional transfer students may enroll prior to completing Criminal Justice, Property, or their first-year elective).


Students may not concurrently enroll in this practicum and an externship, clinic, or another practicum course.

Both enrolled and waitlisted students are encouraged to e-mail Prof. Inks over the summer (but a CV is not necessary) to let her know if they have any preferences in where they want to work or the kind of work they would like to do. Students are NOT required to find their own work placements. If a student has a specific request or pre-existing relationship with an organization, every attempt to accommodate that will be made. No special previous experience is required for this practicum.

This practicum course is open to LL.M. students, space permitting. Interested LL.M. students should email Louis Fine ( to request admission. This course is suitable for evening students who can attend the weekly seminar and conduct at least 10 hours of fieldwork/week during normal business hours.

This is a four credit course. Two credits will be awarded for the two-hour weekly seminar and two credits for approximately 10 hours of fieldwork per week, for a minimum of 11 weeks, to be scheduled with the faculty. The fieldwork must be completed during normal business hours. The two-credit seminar portion of this practicum will be graded. The two credits of fieldwork are mandatory pass/fail. Students will be allowed to take another course pass/fail in the same semester as this practicum.

Students who enroll in this course will be automatically enrolled in both the seminar and fieldwork components and may not take either component separately. After Add/Drop, a student who wishes to withdraw from a practicum course must obtain permission from the faculty member and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education. The Assistant Dean will grant such withdrawal requests only when remaining enrolled in the practicum would cause significant hardship for the student. A student who is granted permission to withdraw will be withdrawn from both the seminar and fieldwork components.

Default attendance rule for all practicum courses (unless the professor indicates otherwise): Regular and punctual attendance is required at all practicum seminars and fieldwork placements. Students in project-based practicum courses are similarly required to devote the requisite number of hours to their project. If a student must miss seminar, fieldwork, or project work, he or she must speak to the professor as soon as possible to discuss the absence. Unless the professor indicates otherwise, a student with more than one unexcused absence from the practicum seminar (out of 13 total seminar sessions), or one week of unexcused absences from the fieldwork or project work (out of a total of 11 weeks of fieldwork or project work), may receive a lower grade or, at the professor’s discretion, may be withdrawn from the practicum course.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


Professor Inks is a research and clinical fellow at GULC.  Previously, she practiced law for six years as a litigator at Simpson, Thacher, and Bartlett in both New York and Washington D.C. where she represented a wide variety of clients including corporations, financial institutions, and individuals in a broad range of complex disputes including securities litigation, insurance coverage litigation, general commercial litigation, as well as antitrust, corporate and government investigations and white-collar proceedings. On a pro-bono basis, she represented two indigent children from Ecuador, winning them a grant of asylum. Before beginning her practice, Professor Inks taught Constitutional Law to undergraduate students at Louisiana State University.

Her area of interest includes teaching law students and practicing attorneys in First Amendment liberties, with an emphasis on how to engage and promote dialogue in a civil, respectful, mutually understanding way while living with the deepest of differences in a pluralistic society.

Profsesor Inks received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. magna cum laude from Hillsdale College.

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