How a Single Religious Studies Course Can Have an Impact on One’s Life

Religious Studies Department News: Part 1

February 23, 2021

Jenny Samuels ’16 (history, American studies ) took Professor Tyler Roberts’ course Religion in US Public Life where they studied Hobby Lobby and the rise of religious refusals. Jenny followed-up the class with a MAP with Roberts entitled “Religious Freedom & Law” on the same subject. Now a third-year law student at Harvard Law, she recently published an article in the Harvard Law Review on the Supreme Court's most recent foray into religious exemptions, Little Sisters. She says that she is “still completely obsessed with religious refusals,” and “so many of the themes [in the article] are ones I first encountered in [Robert’s] class.” Jenny is a great example of how taking a single religious studies course as part of one’s liberal arts education can have an impact on one’s life.

Jenny Samuels

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