About Our Journal

The Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion (RJLR) was the world’s first online legal journal dedicated to the study of the dynamic interaction between law and religion. These distinct but interwoven social phenomena cannot be overstated in their historical impact and their interplay continues to define our modern world. The RJLR is proud to provide a global forum devoted to scholarly discussion and illumination of this cultural intersection.

Founded in 1999, the RJLR publishes controversial and current articles relating law and religion. The RJLR recognizes that, as the world becomes figuratively smaller and secular constructs such as law become more complex, an understanding of the role of religion within this transformation has become more crucial than ever. The goal of the RJLR is to explore how law impacts different religions, and reciprocally, how various religions impact the law.