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Donlu DeWitt Thayer

Donlu DeWitt Thayer is Publications Director at the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University Law School and an Associate Editor of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. She manages the case table for the Strasbourg Consortium, which tracks the FoRB jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Donlu holds a BA in English and French, an MA in American Literature, and a JD with concentration in family and international law. She has been a family, juvenile court, and victim/offender mediator, received specialized training in high-risk mediation, and was Executive Director of Community Dispute Resolution Services of Utah County. A professional writer and editor for more than 50 years, she also for many years taught composition, thesis, and creative writing in the Brigham Young University English Department and the Honors Program, where she designed and taught the course Advanced Writing for Pre-Law Students.  Publications include editorial roles in Religion and the Secular State: National Reports, with Javier Martínez-Torrón and Cole Durham, General Reporters (2015), the Brill Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, assoc. ed. with Gerhard Robbers and Cole Durham (5 vols. 2016), and volumes in the ICLARS Series of Law and Religion:  Law, Religion, Constitution, with Durham, Silvio Ferrari, and Cristiana Cianitto (2013), Religion and Equality: Law in Conflict (2016) and Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference (2018) with Durham, the forthcoming (2019) Law, Religion, and Freedom: Conceptualizing a Common Right with Durham and Martínez-Torrón.