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:
rtuttle@law.gwu.edu

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

"Evangelical Christians, Catholics Increasingly Rely on Federal Courts to Protect Religious Liberties"

July 04, 2017

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted by The Washington Times about the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act.

"Supreme Court Blockbusters: Gorsuch Addition Will Bring on Bigger Cases"

July 02, 2017

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted in The Washington Times about the Supreme Court's docket and a review of the just-concluded term.

"Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer: Dodging on the Playground"

June 28, 2017

Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle write in the ACS blog about federalism and church-state principles.

"House Republicans Demand Ginsburg's Recusal from Trump Travel Ban Case"

June 28, 2017

Robert W. Tuttle is quoted in The Washington Times about how Justice Ginsburg will consider whether she can give Trump's policy a fair hearing.