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

"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.

“Indiana Catholic School Teacher Claims Court Battle Over Firing for Gay Marriage Being Politicized"

October 22, 2019

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted by The Washington Times on a civil lawsuit involving LGBTQ+ rights, the Catholic Church, and the First Amendment.

"Supreme Court Showdown Looming on Religious Liberty, LGBTQ Cases"

September 28, 2019

Rubert W. Tuttle is quoted by The Washington Times on how a case involving a florist who refused to serve a same-sex couple lacks anti-religious animus.

“Federal Appeals Court Rules County Seal with Latin Cross Can Stay"

August 08, 2019

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted by The Washington Times on a ruling in favor of keeping a cross on a county seal.

"Conservative Columnists Sue Over City's Ban on Political Discrimination"

August 05, 2019

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted in The Washington Times about a Michigan law which forbids discrimination based on political beliefs.