Daniel O. Conkle
Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies
- Contact Information
- (812) 855-4331
- Law Building 331
B.A. in Political Science at Ohio State University, 1976
J.D. at Ohio State University, 1979
Constitutional Law I (B513)
Constitutional Law II (B668)
- Seminar in Law and Religion (L799)
In the News
- Earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University; elected to Order of the Coif; served as research editor for the Ohio State Law Journal
- Recipient of six faculty fellowships for outstanding scholarship in constitutional law and theory and religion and the law
- Author of Constitutional Law: The Religion Clauses, Second Edition (Foundation Press, 2009)
A member of the faculty since 1983, Professor Conkle teaches Constitutional Law, the First Amendment, and Law and Religion. His research addresses constitutional law and theory, religious liberty, and the role of religion in American law, politics, and public life. He is the author of numerous articles, as well as a book entitled Constitutional Law: The Religion Clauses, which is now in its second edition (Foundation Press, 2009).
Conkle has been honored for his achievements both within and beyond the classroom. He is a recipient of the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award and has twice won the Gavel Award for outstanding contribution to the graduating class. He has received six faculty fellowships for outstanding scholarship, and in 1999 he was named the Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law.
In addition to his law school appointment, Professor Conkle is an adjunct professor of religious studies and a Nelson Poynter Scholar at the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions.
Religion, Government, and Law in the Contemporary United States, in THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF RELIGIONS IN AMERICA, Vol. III, at 648 (Stephen J. Stein, ed.; Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Religious Truth, Pluralism, and Secularization: The Shaking Foundations of American Religious Liberty, 32 CARDOZO L. REV. 1755 (2011)
- CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: THE RELIGION CLAUSES, SECOND EDITION (Foundation Press, 2009)
Three Theories of Substantive Due Process, 85 N.C. L. REV. 63 (2006)
The Path of American Religious Liberty: From the Original Theology to Formal Neutrality and an Uncertain Future, 75 IND. L.J. 1 (2000)
Secular Fundamentalism, Religious Fundamentalism, and the Search for Truth in Contemporary America, 12 J.L. & RELIG. 337 (1995-96), republished in LAW AND RELIGION: A CRITICAL ANTHOLOGY (Stephen M. Feldman, ed.; New York University Press, 2000)
Toward a General Theory of the Establishment Clause, 82 NW. U.L. REV. 1113 (1988)