Alan Hurst is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Yale Law School, where he was an articles editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review and participated in the university's "Faith and Globalization" seminar. Since law school, he has focused his research on the ways religious groups interact with outside society. In a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale Divinity School's Center for Faith and Culture, he wrote case studies for the Yale School of Management on businesses that have been influenced by their religious backgrounds. Afterward, he spent a year at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where his work included a briefing for congressional staffers on religious freedom issues in the health care industry, a chapter of a book on religious freedom in Turkey, and an amicus brief before the Indiana Supreme Court arguing that the religion clauses of the Indiana Constitution did not prohibit the state's private school voucher program. 



  • JD from Yale Law School.
  • BA from Brigham Young University.