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Nelson Tebbe

Brooklyn Law School
Professor of Law
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Nelson Tebbe is Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. He teaches courses on constitutional law, religious freedom, legal theory, and professional responsibility. His scholarship focuses on constitutional law, and in particular the relationship between religious traditions and legal regimes, both in the United States and abroad. His articles have appeared in the Georgetown Law JournalJournal of Religion, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review (twice) and, most recently, the Virginia Law Review. He is immediate past Chair of the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools and he is co-organizer of the Annual Law and Religion Roundtable.

Professor Tebbe will be Visiting Professor of Law next fall at Cornell Law School. Before joining Brooklyn Law School, he taught at St. John's University School of Law, where he received a Dean's Teaching Award. Before teaching, he clerked for Judge John M. Walker Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced law at the American Civil Liberties Union and at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cape Town.

A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Professor Tebbe also holds a Ph.D. with distinction in the academic study of religion from the University of Chicago.


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