Apart from brief stints in Palo Alto and London, James Egan spent most of his childhood in Salt Lake City. He earned honors degrees in both English Literature and Political Science from the University of Utah before enrolling at J. Reuben Clark Law School. His thesis in literature analyzed how faith and freedom are represented in the novels of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, and his thesis in Political Science compared the style and character of public reason in India and with public reason in the United States. Before beginning work for the Center for Law and Religion, James interned with Arent Fox in Washington, DC, where he enjoys nights at some of the nation’s best jazz clubs. He made India his home as both a missionary for the LDS Church and an intern with a non-profit public health organization, and he is delighted to return for his research with the Center.