Jennifer Robinson Ewing, a Religion major who graduated in 2005, attended law school at Temple University. Upon graduating from Temple Law School in 2008 and passing the bar exams in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Jen began working at a large law firm in Philadelphia in their commercial litigation department. She now currently works at a boutique litigation firm in Paoli, PA. As she explains,
The way that my Religion major prepared me for what I am doing now is actually somewhat convoluted (but important nonetheless). The summer before my senior year, I was able to secure an internship at Random House in New York, one of the largest publishing houses in the country. It just so happened that their religious books department wanted an intern that summer and, considering that I was an English and Religion double major, I was a perfect fit! I don’t think I would have got an internship there if it wasn’t for my double major. That summer made me realize that publishing was NOT what I wanted to do with my life, which led me to attend law school. . .I still enjoy being a Religion major because so many people are so misinformed when it comes to religion, and I really like having a better understanding (although with religion it always feels like only the tip of the iceberg) so that I can teach other people what I know, or win arguments if they are being stubborn! Obviously, given my profession, winning arguments is something I highly value!”
After graduating as a Religion major in 2003 Justin Riemer attended the University of Baltimore Law School. Since his graduation from law school in 2007 Justin has worked in various political and governmental capacities in Washington, DC.
Ashley Rotchford, a religious studies major who graduate in 2013, is now pursing a degree at Temple university Beasley School of Law.
I am currently a third-year law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law. During my time at Temple Law, I have served as the President of Temple Law National Lawyers Guild, Articles Editor of the Temple Law Review, Fellow at the International Institute of Law and Public Policy, and a 2016 Law & Public Policy Scholar. After graduation in May, I will be clerking for a Superior Court of New Jersey Judge for one year. After my clerkship, I hope to work for the Department of Justice as a Judicial Law Clerk at Immigration Court. It is my hope, in the long run, to work in immigration law or immigration policy, and work to pass some form of comprehensive immigration reform that contains a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. My passion for studying religion and its far-reaching impact is what led me to a religious studies degree, but that degree has also prepared me to be critical, analytical, and thoughtful. Whether people wish to acknowledge it, religion is a part of every aspect of society. It impacts policy—at the national, state, and local level. Knowing this has allowed me to understand why policies are enacted and also what problems they might impose upon different faiths. This is especially true for policies that are based upon misperceptions of non-Western faiths. For instance, I wrote a white paper as a Law & Public Policy Scholar that questioned the constitutionality of President Trump’s Muslim Ban. It focused on the Establishment Clause, which bars the government from favoring or disfavoring any faith."