Law: An Introduction
book explores the law, as it is embedded in social life rather than
an isolated body of rules. It also addresses the genesis,
development, and the present day reality of law.
Christ and Caesar
textbook is a classic and contemporary study on Church and State. It
provides a valuable introduction to the history of church-state
relations, and provides the student with immediate access to key
primary texts from the early Church. Essay and opinion required.
Procedures & Ethics
the Code of Professional Ethics of the Code of Canons and Statutes
2007, and other sources, the student will offer an essay
describing tribunal procedures and the professional ethics that
govern all parties involved in an adjudication process.
of Our Past
in Orthodox Canon Law and Church History, which can be used to
satisfy a Canon Law or History requirement. The Orthodox Canonical
Tradition is discussed, along with other topics such as, Orthodox
Perspectives on Divorce and Remarriage, The Priesthood in Patristic
Teaching, and the Filioque and the Fathers at the Council of
and Federal Issues
student will examine how the Federal Court receives issues affecting
the Church or Religion in their court rooms. This is a critique of
the Federal Court and its relationship with the Church and Religion.
of the Ancient Councils
is an account of the disciplinary work achieved at the first four
Ecumenical Councils of the Orthodox Church Fathers. This book offers
explanations of the canons that were approved at these councils.
Essay and opinion required.
of Canons and Statutes of the SROCC (2007)
is the official and revised Particular or Administrative Canons of
the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church. The student will study
this Code and offer their comments on it in essay form, and will also
explain why they agree or disagree with the usage of canons in
study centers on defining "Constitutional Law" and
explaining all that it encompasses. The student will also include in
the essay a case study involving a church or religious related issue
that was adjudicated and decided upon, and offer comments on the
Law Survey I
student will offer a review of this textbook and explain their
understanding of the contents of each chapter, and especially those
concerning "Freedom of Religion." They must also offer
their personal explanation of this subject and why it is important to
the freedom of the people of the United States.
is a practical study that requires the student to actually attend and
witness at least five courtroom experiences in a local court-of-law.
The student will observe the protocol used in the adjudication
process, the demeanor of those on trial and their representatives,
and the conduct of them all including the judge. The essay must give
an unbiased assessment of the hearings and the decisions, and an
explanation of the process from beginning to end.
Analysis of the Rudder (Pedalion)
student will consider in this essay how the canons of the early
Church can benefit the faithful today, and what canons should be
considered antiquated and of no importance to the contemporary
Church. The student must give personal thoughts on all issues
presented in the essay. At least twenty-five canons should be listed
and the American Legal System
book is written for clergy, parish councils, and those who practice
within the healing ministries of the Church. It is a book on
religious law. Some of the topics included are U.S. Constitution,
Risk Management Issues, Accounting for Funds and Trusts, Liability
Insurance, and Legal Citations. Essay required on contents of book.
small book satisfies requirements in both Canon Law and Ministry.
Written by a nun who is also an attorney holding a Doctor of
Jurisprudence, it offers those aspiring to vocations in canon law or
ministry insight to law and ministry, malpractice, defamation of
character, and other subjects. An essay is required on its contents.
Brief and Motion
student must present two mock briefs and two mock motions, one is to
be centered on an ecclesial divorce issue, and the other centered on
an issue of heresy spoken by a priest or minister of the Church.
These must include all discoveries made in the actions and all canons
applicable to the issues for judicial review. The motions will be
constructed for two reasons: (1) Change of Venue, i.e., the
relocation of a hearing to another jurisdiction for just cause; and
(2) Motion to Dismiss Case in lieu of Mediation.
Motion to Appeal & Appeal Brief
student will prepare sample documents used in tribunal venues for
review. A "mock" Motion to Appeal, and an Appellate Brief
are to be prepared using fictional characters and a specific cause in
both the motion and the opening brief. The Code of Canons and
Statutes (2007) should be used.
Applicable canons governing
appeals should be cited.
and Post-Nicene Fathers Vol XIV
study examines the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the early Church, and
the laws that were born from them. It is also a good history on
Church Law and contains the "Excursus on the History of the
Roman Law and its Relation to the Canon Law." The essay must be
detailed and it should cover all chapters.
Church & Law
book covers many issues that concern Religion and Law that are faced
by canon lawyers, attorney, counselors, religious therapists, and
laity serving the Church. Some of the issues addressed are
Distinctions Between the Terms Pastor, Clergy, Minister; Income
Taxes; Pastor-Church Relationship; Civil Court Review of
Clergy/Church Disputes; Building Codes; Church Legal Liability, and
many others. The essay must address at least ten crucial issues that
are faced by churches and people of religion.
Ethics of Canon Law Society
the Code of Canons and Statutes, the student will offer a synopsis of
the Professional Code of the Canon Law Society. This essay should be
considered an "opinion."
small book contains much information that comprises the Lowell
Lectures on Theology delivered at Boston University in 1971. It
discusses Religious Dimensions of Law, Influence of Christianity on
the Development of Western Law, Law as a Dimension of Religion, and
Beyond Law, Beyond Religion. An essay proving comprehension of this
book is required along with personal views on what was read.
Liberty in the Supreme Court
book contains the cases that define the debate over Church and State.
Some of the entries include Cantwell v. Connecticut, 1940;
Sherbert v. Vitale, 1963; Board of Education v. Mergens, 1990; and
Lee v. Weisman, 1992. This book also addresses Religion and
the Court, Taking Religious Freedom Seriously, and Freedom of
Conscience or Freedom of Choice. The student will select a case
and a topic and offer their review on both. An essay and opinion is
is a study of the Bill of Rights, and the United States
Constitution, and It pays particular attention to the Right of
Privacy. Some of the topics addressed are Privacy v. Law
Enforcement, Privacy and Your Self, and Privacy in the
Workplace . Essay and opinion required.
Court and the Church
student will select three cases found in this book and offer their
views on the court's decisions. It will also review religious cases
found in this book and offer their views on each of them as well. In
addition, they will offer their comments on Constitution and Bill of
Rights and their importance today.
Interaction of Law and Religion
small book contains much information for those who represent the
legal rights of the Church. Some of the subjects covered are
Religious Dimensions of Law, Influence of Christianity on Law, and
Beyond Law – Beyond Religion. Essay and opinion required.
Rudder of the Orthodox Catholic Church is
a monumental work first published in 1800, it contains all the Sacred
and Divine Canons of the Holy Apostles, of the Holy Councils, and of
the individual Divine Fathers. The student will select five topics
from each chapter and will offer their interpretation on them, and
will also give an overall critique and explanation of the book
book was written especially for trial lawyers, and whether they be
civil attorneys or canon lawyers, both with profit from the
strategies that are contained in this book. The book is divided into
five phases of a jury trial: Voir Dire, Opening Statement,
Presenting Evidence, Cross-Examination, and Final Argument.
An essay and a sample of each phase is required.