Robert W. Tuttle
- David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion
- 2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
- [email protected]
Robert Tuttle is the David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion at the George Washington University Law School, where he has taught since 1994, as well as Professor of Religion (by courtesy) in the University’s Columbian College of Arts & Sciences. After graduating from GW Law, he earned a PhD in religious ethics from the University of Virginia; he also holds a BA from the College of William & Mary, and a master’s degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. With Ira C. Lupu, Professor Tuttle was the co-director of the Legal Tracking Project of the Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy, which studied government funding of religious social services. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and reports in the fields of church-state law and legal ethics, along with the book Secular Government, Religious People (Eerdmans, 2014). Professor Tuttle serves as legal counsel to the Washington, D.C., Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and as a consultant for Lutheran Services in America. He also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Emory University Center for Law and Religion.
BA, College of William and Mary; MA, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; JD, The George Washington University; PhD, University of Virginia
Robert W. Tuttle is quoted in the Washington Times after a substitute teacher successfully sued a North Carolina Catholic school that fired him for being married to another man.
Robert Tuttle is quoted in the Washington Times about the likelihood of multiple lawsuits being filed over religious exemptions to vaccination mandates.
Robert W. Tuttle is quoted in the Washington Times about the unlikelihood that a lawsuit seeking religious exemptions from a Connecticut school vaccine mandate will succeed.
Robert W. Tuttle is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the risks associated with championing religious rights during the pandemic.
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