Elizabeth Reiner Platt

Columbia Law School

Liz Reiner Platt is the director of the Law, Rights, and Religion Project at Columbia Law School, a law and policy think tank that advocates for religious liberty, pluralism, and social justice. She publishes widely on the intersection of religious freedom and other fundamental rights. Her recent work includes the Southern Hospitals Report, which examines religious restrictions on medical care at Protestant-affiliated hospitals, A Religious Right to Abortion: Legal History & Analysis, discussing past and contemporary challenges to abortion bans on religious liberty grounds, and Whose Faith Matters?, an exploration of religious freedom movements outside the Christian Right.

A leading voice on religious liberty and the intersection of faith and politics, Liz’s work has been published in The Hill, Religion Dispatches, Religion News Service, Rewire, Canopy Forum, Sojourners, and The Review of Faith & International Affairs, among others. She has been cited as an expert in law and religion in numerous publications including The Washington Post, New York Times, and AP.