Prof. Sarah Barringer Gorden

speaker Prof. Sarah Barringer Gorden

In the United States, we don’t actually have a definition of 'religion' for legal purposes.

Sarah ("Sally") Gordon is a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Prof Gordon is particularly known for her work on religion in American public life and the law of church and state. She is a frequent commentator in news media on the constitutional law of religion and debates about religious freedom. Her op-eds have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and other news outlets. She has appeared on NPR, the Daily Show, as well as podcasts and lecture podiums around the country. Her articles have been published in numerous law journals and her published books including, The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America (Harvard)