KU Law Interfaith Coalition joins student groups for common cause

The KU Law Interfaith Coalition (KLIC) is an organization designed to promote education and service at KU Law. Our members include the Christian Legal Society, the Islamic Law Students Association, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the Jewish Law Students Association, the Saint Thomas More Society and a number of unaffiliated students. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate in our activities.

KLIC sponsors a variety of events for the law school community. Our most recent one was a co-sponsored event with the International Law Society. The event, a 9/11 Forum on Sept. 20, was a panel discussion on the topic “Federal Perspectives on Religion, Security and Terrorism.” Professor David Gottlieb, who teaches international human rights, moderated a discussion between Robert Baumann and Donald Haider-Markel. Baumann is the director of graduate degree programs for the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and also teaches at KU. Haider-Markel is a professor of political science at KU. The speakers had a rigorous discussion on how the political and social landscapes have changed since 9/11, both theoretically and practically. Students’ critical inquiries following the discussion were ultimately followed by a concluding message from Gottlieb of hope for positive change in the future. In a time rife with challenges to legal freedoms, it was a day of remembrance and hope.

KLIC’s next event is this month, when our members will spend a day helping a local Habitat for Humanity build a house. For more information or to participate, please contact Samantha Clark at samanthalclark@gmail.com. For more information about KLIC in general, please contact Andrea Kalish at andreakalish@gmail.com.

Andrea Kalish, president, KU Law Interfaith Coalition