Cardiff Law and Religion experts included in new research handbook

7 January 2019

Two academics and a former Law student from Cardiff have recently been named in a new handbook for Law and Religion.

Programme director for the School’s Canon Law LLM and Director of the Centre for Law and Religion, Professor Norman Doe has been cited in this year’s Research Handbook on Law and Religion, edited by Professor Rex Ahdar, University of Otago, New Zealand (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018). Professor Doe has been included in the handbook in the top ten law of religion scholars worldwide at number 10 - and sits alongside peers from Stanford, Emory (Atlanta), San Diego, Columbia, Virginia, Durham, Alabama, Bringham Young, and Texas.

In addition to this accolade, Professor Russell Sandberg and former student Mark Hill QC are included in the 'honourable mention' section.

The handbook offers an interdisciplinary, international and philosophical perspective which explores both long standing and current legal issues that concern the modern state and its interaction with religious communities and individuals.

Speaking of his inclusion in the handbook Professor Doe said, “Having two current members of staff mentioned in the Research Handbook on Law and Religion cements our standing as a leading centre for Law and Religion scholarship not only in the UK but on a global level. I am thrilled to be listed alongside my esteemed colleagues from institutions around the world.

In addition, one of our former students Mark Hill QC is also cited in the handbook which is testament to what our alumni can go on to achieve after leaving us.”

Professor Doe’s latest book Comparative Religious Law: Judaism, Christianity, Islam was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2018.

Further information about the Research Handbook on Law and Religion can be found on Edward Elgar Publishing website.