May 30, 2023

Concord Law School at Purdue Global to present ‘The Battle Over Religious Liberty in the Courts’ in next Distinguished Speaker Series event

LOS ANGELES – Concord Law School at Purdue Global, Purdue’s online school for working adults, will present a live discussion titled “The Battle Over Religious Liberty in the Courts” on June 21 for the next installment of its Distinguished Speaker Series.

The live webinar, which will take place at noon PT (3 p.m. ET), will be hosted by Martin Pritikin, dean and vice president of the Concord Law School, and will feature guest speaker Mark Rienzi, president and CEO of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

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In addition to his role at the Becket Fund, Rienzi is a law professor and serves as co-director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Catholic University of America.

Religious liberty continues to be a hot-button legal issue. Recent cases that have reached the Supreme Court have involved a high school football coach praying on the field, a postal worker refusing to deliver on Sundays, and the denial of special education funding at private religious schools. Pritikin and Rienzi will discuss the Supreme Court’s historical establishment clause jurisprudence and provide insights as to where it will likely go in the future – and why.

“The recent religious liberty cases touch on the clash between some of our most deeply held values as individuals and as a society. There is perhaps no one more qualified to address these issues than Professor Rienzi,” Pritikin said.

California-licensed attorneys can receive one California general Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit for attending this webinar.

Registration is free and required. To register, click here.

After the live event, the webinar will be available for viewing on Concord’s YouTube page

About Concord Law School

Concord Law School is part of Purdue Global, a public, nonprofit school within the respected Purdue University system. Founded in 1998, Concord was the first U.S. law school to offer students a traditional law school program online, including interactive live classes, frequent testing with extensive feedback and nationally respected faculty members. Offering rigorous, rewarding online degree programs, Concord provides students with a first-rate law school education that is affordable and reflects the needs of today’s employers, delivered in a convenient, highly supportive environment. For more information, please visit

About Purdue Global

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults who have life experience and often some college credits. It offers flexible paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, military service and previous college credits, no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and backed by Purdue University. For more information, visit

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