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  • Columbus School of Law
  • Expertise

  • International Human Rights
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of Association
  • Bioethics
  • Marriage Law
  • Civil Rights
  • A leading authority on civil rights and discrimination

    Robert A. Destro is professor of law and founding director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law. From 1983 to 1989 he served as a commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and led the commission's discussions in the areas of discrimination on the basis of disability, national origin and religion.

    In the Media


    • Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society

      Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society

      Professor Destro writes about the history of law and religion in the United States and examines the statutes and case law governing religious liberty in a variety of settings, including education, the workplace, tax, the courtroom, property, and the corporate boardroom.

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