Lecture by Bradley Girard and Rebecca Markert: "Separation of Church and State"


Location: Eck 1140

Acs Church And State Event Poster

The CCCG joins the ND American Constitution Society in hosting a discussion on the separtion of church and state. 

Speakers include: 

Bradley Girard, Litigation Counsel for Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Bradley Girard graduated cum laude from Georgetown Law in 2014. After law school he clerked for the Honorable Neal E. Kravitz on the D.C. Superior Court and on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey.

Bradley was the clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown Law’s Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic, where he taught students public-interest impact litigation in the federal courts of appeals and the U.S Supreme Court. He also earned an LLM in advocacy. 

Rebecca Markert, Legal Director for Freedom from Religion Foundation

Rebecca Markert handles a First Amendment caseload that includes matters involving religion in the public schools, religious symbols on public property, and electioneering by churches. She has coordinated, advised, and provided litigation support for over 50 cases at FFRF, serving as lead or co-counsel in approximately 15 of those cases. Rebecca also oversees the filing and drafting of amicus briefs submitted in federal appellate courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received her B.A. in political science, international relations and German in 1998. Rebecca attended Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, and received her Juris Doctor in 2008. She joined the Foundation staff in October 2008 as the first in-house staff attorney. Prior to joining FFRF, she worked for former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold both in his legislative office in Washington, D.C., and in his 2004 campaign office.