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Silas W. Allard

Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, and Managing Editor, Journal of Law and Religion

Areas of Expertise

Religion, migration, religious ethics


Silas W. Allard is Managing Director and Harold J. Berman Fellow in Law and Religion at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He is managing editor of the Journal of Law and Religion, published as a joint venture between CSLR and Cambridge University Press. His work has appeared in Refuge and Political Theology. A scholar of law and religious ethics, Allard's work focuses on issues of migration and human rights. In addition to his scholarly work, Allard serves in leadership roles for El Refugio, a ministry of hospitality for the families of detained immigrants, and the Georgia Immigration Working Group.

Allard joined CSLR, his alma mater, in 2013, following a two-year clerkship with Chief Judge Donald C. Pogue at the United States Court of International Trade. 

A 2011 joint law and theology degree graduate, Allard served as editor-in-chief of the Emory International Law Review, and received the university’s highest student honor, the Marion Luther Brittain award. In addition to his juris doctor and master of theological studies from Emory, he holds a bachelor of arts in religious studies from the University of Missouri.