Religious Institutions

Schaerr|Jaffe attorneys have represented numerous religious institutions (including religious colleges and universities) from different faith backgrounds in a wide variety of areas - including Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, Free Speech Clause, associational rights, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, Title IX religious exemption, and legislative prayer cases.

Select clients include faith groups:

  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Brief of Amici Curiae
  • Eternal Word Television Network
  • The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
  • The Church of God in Christ
  • The Orthodox Church in America
  • The American Islamic Congress (AIC)
  • The Queens Federation of Churches, Inc.
  • The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (“CALL”)
  • KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
  • The Sikh Coalition
  • The National Association of Evangelicals
  • The Christian Legal Society (CLS)
  • Interfaith Alliance Foundation
  • The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC)
  • Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A
  • The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
  • The American Jewish Committee (AJC)
  • The Union for Reform Judaism
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Religious higher education:

  • Brigham Young University
  • Liberty University
  • Notre Dame University
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Wheaton College
  • Ave Maria University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Samford University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Biola University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Association of Southern Baptist Universities

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