In-Person and Virtual Options Available for ‘Law vs. Antisemitism: Inaugural Conference’ at IU McKinney in Indianapolis

March 9, 2022 | Ended

Join a distinguished group of legal scholars and experts on March 14-15 as they discuss how law has been used both to perpetrate and to combat antisemitism, historically and today.

Antisemitism is more than a hatred and a practice — it’s legal phenomenon. Join legal scholars and experts at the two-day “Law vs. Antisemitism: Inaugural Conference” — to be held next week, on Monday March 14th and Tuesday, March 15th — as they discuss how law has been used both to perpetrate and to combat antisemitism, historically and today.  

U.S. law in particular has been used to fight antisemitism through the constitutional separation of church and state, anti-discrimination laws, and “hate crimes” laws, among other means.  Despite these laws, there has been a recent resurgence in anti-Jewish violence and antisemitism more generally, ranging from online hate speech to cemetery desecration to attacks on synagogues.  What does this tell us about the efficacy of law in combating antisemitism?

The conference will take place at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will be broadcast live online.

It will be hosted by IU McKinney and the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality.  The conference conveners are Robert Katz, IU McKinney Professor of Law and John S. Grimes Fellow and Prof. Diane Klein, Visiting Professor of Law (remote), Southern University Law Center. The conference is presented by the “Law vs. Antisemitism Project,” a nonprofit organization founded by Professors Katz and Klein.

For more information on the conference agenda, as well as registration options for in-person and virtual attendance, please visit: mckinneylaw.iu.edu/events/current.html?eid=854


The conference is sponsored by the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the IUPUI Jewish Faculty and Staff Council, with additional support provided by Cohen & Malad, LLP, Hoover Hull Turner LLP, Ice Miller LLP, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, Katz Korin Cunningham PC, Kosene & Kosene Development Co., Mitchell Dick McNelis LLC,  and the Academic Engagement Network (AEN).