About Our Guest

Micah Schwarzman is Edward F. Howrey Professor of Law at UVA. He received his BA from the University of Virginia, his doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Micah Schwartzman then clerked for Judge Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Prior to joining the law school faculty at the University of Virginia, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities. He has also been visiting professor at UCLA School of Law. Professor Schwartzman has published in the fields of law and religion, political philosophy and jurisprudence. He recently coedited The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty from Oxford University Press in 2016 and he is currently coauthoring a forthcoming case book on constitutional law and religion from West Publishing Company.

Program Transcript

Jan Paynter: Hello. I’m Jan Paynter and I would like to welcome you once again to our program Politics Matters. Today we are very pleased to welcome Professor Micah Schwartzman, Edward F. Howrey Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law to discuss the complex issue of the separation of church and state in our United States. Welcome, Professor Schwartzman.

Micah Schwartzman: Thank you.

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