Prof. Ira C. "Chip" Lupu

F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Professor Lupu joined the George Washington Law School in 1990. After graduating from law school, where he was case editor of the Harvard Law Review, he practiced law with the Boston firm of Hill & Barlow and then joined the law faculty at Boston University, where he taught from 1973 to 1989. During that time, he also served as a visiting professor at Northeastern University and at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1989–90, he was the professor-in-residence on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Professor Lupu is a nationally recognized scholar in constitutional law, with an emphasis in his writings on the religion clauses of the First Amendment. Together with his colleague Professor Robert Tuttle, Professor Lupu is the co-author of Secular Government, Religious People, forthcoming, Eerdmans Publishing Company, summer 2014.

  • JD, Harvard University
  • BA, Cornell University

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Publications and Multimedia
Religious Liberty and the Limits of Government Power - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention
November 13, 2009
Hein, One Year Later: The Future of Church-State Litigation - Event Audio
Religious Liberties Practice Group, The Constitution Project, and The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
June 18, 2008
Statutory and Case Overview, Part 1 - Event Audio/Video
2008 Church Autonomy Conference
March 14, 2008