Frank Ravitch, Michigan State University

Law Professor East Lansing, Michigan fravitch@law.msu.edu Office: (517) 432-6973

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Bio/Research

Professor Ravitch's career has included experience in private practice and on Capitol Hill. Since joining the Law College he has authored several books, and a number of law review articles, essays, book reviews, and book chapters, as well as amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the auth...

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Bio/Research

Professor Ravitch's career has included experience in private practice and on Capitol Hill. Since joining the Law College he has authored several books, and a number of law review articles, essays, book reviews, and book chapters, as well as amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of Marketing Creation: The Law and Intelligent Design (Cambridge University Press, expected 2010), Masters of Illusion: The Supreme Court and the Religion Clauses (NYU Press 2007); Law and Religion, A Reader: Cases, concepts, and Theory (West 2004) (second edition due 2007), School Prayer and Discrimination: The Civil Rights of Religious Minorities and Dissenters (Northeastern University Press, 1999 & paperback edition 2001); and Employment Discrimination Law (Prentice Hall, 2005) (with Pamela Sumners and Janis McDonald).

Currently, Professor Ravitch is working on a treatise, Religion and the State in American Law (with Scott Idelman and the late Boris Bittker). This project is supported by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment. Professor Ravitch's articles, which have appeared in a number of highly regarded journals, have primarily focused on law and religion, but he has also written about civil rights law and disability discrimination.


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