Rev. Jerry Falwell to Open Conservative Law School

August 18, 2004

Source: CNN News

Wire Service: AP

On August 18, 2004 CNN News/AP reported, "the Rev. Jerry Falwell will open a law school this month in hopes of training a generation of attorneys who will fight for conservative causes... Graduates of the law school -- part of Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, which is affiliated with his Baptist ministry -- could tackle such issues as abortion rights and gay marriage, Falwell said. Classes begin Aug. 23 for the first-year class of 61 law students... Falwell said his law school will be similar to its Christian-leaning counterparts like Regent University in Virginia Beach, which religious broadcaster Pat Robertson founded. Classroom lectures and discussions will fuse the teachings of the Bible with the U.S. Constitution, stressing the connections between faith, law and morality, said law school Dean Bruce Green, who has experience in civil liberties litigation.