Robert W. Tuttle

Portrait of Robert W. Tuttle
Title:
David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-8163
Fax:
202-994-5614
Email:
[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.

Curriculum Vitae     Publications

Education

BA, College of William and Mary; MA, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; JD, The George Washington University; PhD, University of Virginia

In the News

“The School That Hired Karen Pence Requires Applicants to Disavow Gay Marriage, Trans Identity”

January 15, 2019

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted by The Washington Post about how working at a conservative Christian school is within Karen Pence's rights.

“The Supreme Court Could Reinterpret the First Amendment in a Conservative Direction this Term. Here's How”

January 14, 2019
Robert W. Tuttle is quoted by Deseret News about the establishment clause and how it relates to the First Liberty Institute case.

“Amid Legal Worries, Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop Hasn't Baked Wedding Cakes”

December 27, 2018

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted by The Washington Times about how expectations were too high for the outcome of the Jack Phillips court case.

“Time to Allow the Ten Commandments in Texas Classrooms? One State Lawmaker Thinks So”

December 10, 2018

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about the constitutionality of displaying religious messages.

“Man Wins Religious Discrimination Suit Over Extravagant Christmas Display’’

November 23, 2018

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted by The Washington Times about holiday property disputes and religion-based Fair Housing Act claims.