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Advisor at Large

Thomas Berg

Thomas Berg is the James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. He teaches and writes on religious liberty, constitutional law, and intellectual property, and supervises students in the school’s religious liberty appellate clinic, which files briefs in cases before the US Supreme Court and appellate courts.

He is the author of five books—including a leading casebook, Religion and the Constitution (with Michael McConnell and Christopher Lund), and The State and Religion in a Nutshell—as well as more than 120 scholarly and popular articles and book chapters, and nearly 60 briefs in the Supreme Court and other appellate courts.

Berg has won awards for his religious liberty scholarship and advocacy from the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, the DePaul University College of Law, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and the Christian Legal Society.

Berg has degrees from the University of Chicago, in both law and religious studies; from Oxford University, in philosophy and politics (as a Rhodes Scholar); and from Northwestern University, in journalism.