Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | Room 105, Berkeley Law
The Public Law & Policy Program and the Federalist Society, Berkeley Chapter, present a conversation with Daniel Chen (BA ’13, JD ’16), counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Daniel will discuss recent Supreme Court First Amendment jurisprudence, with a particular focus on the 2022 decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District and its impact on Establishment Clause law. The conversation will be moderated by Professor John Yoo.
Daniel Chen joined Becket as Counsel in 2020. His work at Becket has included litigation in federal trial and appellate courts.
Prior to joining Becket, Daniel was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in San Francisco, California, where he worked on commercial litigation in state and federal court. Daniel also devoted significant time to pro bono projects, where he focused primarily on issues of religious liberty and constitutional law. In addition to his experience in private practice, Daniel served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Honorable Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Daniel graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2016, where he served as a supervising editor on the California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Prior to law school, Daniel received his B.A. in Political Science with high distinction from the University of California, Berkeley.
Daniel’s greatest accomplishment is marrying high above his station. He and his wife Sharon live in California where they enjoy drinking third-wave coffee and eating avocado toast.