Order of St. Thomas More members help law students defend religious freedom

Author: Michelle McDaniel

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In September, Anthony Imburgia ’24 represented an Iranian convert to Christianity in his asylum proceedings.

The client could legally be put to death for his conversion or any type of outward religious expression in Iran.

At the hearing, the Religious Liberty Clinic entered pleadings and indicated that the clinic’s client would proceed with an application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture.

"The freedom to choose and live out one’s faith is an essential human right,” said Imburgia. “I am proud to have advocated for our client’s right to practice his faith, and I am grateful to the Notre Dame Religious Liberty Initiative, my professors, and our team of student fellows for this opportunity.”

The Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Clinic represents individuals and organizations from all faith traditions to promote the freedom for people to hold religious beliefs and their fundamental right to express those beliefs and live according to them.

Members of the Order of St. Thomas More invest in experiential learning opportunities like the Religious Liberty Clinic and the proud tradition of a mission-driven legal education.

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