Marci Hamilton


speaker Marci Hamilton

What we are dealing with is the clash between medical science and religious faith. But in the middle are the victims, and those are the children.

Professor Marci Hamilton holds the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, where she teaches courses on constitutional law, the First Amendment, and religion and the law.  She has authored numerous law journal articles and several books, including God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty and Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children.  Professor Hamilton has been honored as one of Pennsylvania's Women of the Year, received the National Crime Victim Bar Association's Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award, the E. Nathaniel Gates Award for outstanding public advocacy and scholarship, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Pro Bono Legal Service to veterans groups.  She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.