Prestigious Award for CJCR alumnus
31 October 2012
Aaron Petty, who recently completed the MSt in the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, has won first place in the Third Annual Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition, sponsored jointly by Brigham Young University Law School’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s Washington D.C.-Mid Atlantic Chapter.
The prize, which includes $1500 and a travel stipend to attend the awards dinner in Washington D.C., was given for a revised version of his CJCR dissertation: Faith, However Defined: Reassessing JFS and the Judicial Conception of “Religion”. In October, he will be presenting the paper at both the Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and at a conference on emerging religious liberty issues at Elon University in North Carolina. After leaving Cambridge, he is continuing his study of the legal context of Jewish-Christian Relations as a Ph.D. candidate in Law at Leiden University.