Ira C. Lupu

Ira C. Lupu
Title:
F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Professor Emeritus of Law
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-7053
Fax:
202-994-5614
Email:
[email protected]

Professor Lupu joined the law school in 1990. After graduating from law school, where he was case editor of the Harvard Law Review, he practiced law with the Boston firm of Hill & Barlow and then joined the law faculty at Boston University, where he taught from 1973 to 1989. During that time, he also served as a visiting professor at Northeastern University and at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1989–90, he was the professor-in-residence on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Professor Lupu is a nationally recognized scholar in constitutional law, with an emphasis in his writings on the religion clauses of the First Amendment. Together with his colleague Professor Robert Tuttle, Professor Lupu is the co-author of Secular Government, Religious People (Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2014) and many law journal articles.

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Education

BA, Cornell University; JD, Harvard University

In the News

"Impeachment Trials and the Senator’s Oath of Impartial Justice"

November 05, 2019
Robert W. Tuttle and Ira C. Lupu write for Take Care on why the oath in impeachment trials precludes a Senator from considering party.

"The Bladensburg Cross Decision – A Twisted Cross and the Remaking of Establishment Clause Standards"

July 01, 2019
Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle write for The George Washington Law Review about the First Amendment case decision.

"The Bladensburg Cross Decision – A Twisted Cross and the Remaking of Establishment Clause Standards"

June 24, 2019
Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle write for Take Care on the six different SCOTUS opinions in the Bladensburg Cross case.

"Symposium: A Splintered Court Leaves the Bladensburg Cross Intact"

June 21, 2019
Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle write for SCOTUSblog about the ruling involving religious displays on public land.

“Wither the Establishment Clause: The Bladensburg Cross Case”

February 24, 2019
Robert W. Tuttle and Ira C. Lupu write in Take Care blog about American Legion v. American Humanist Association.