Practical Guidance for Handling University Student Requests for Religious Exemptions in New York

Thomas D'Antonio, Amanda Burns and Claire Wells recently authored an article for the New York Law Journal, offering guidance to institutions of higher education in addressing student requests for religious exemptions from institutional vaccine mandates.
In the wake of the continuing pandemic, many colleges and universities—both public and private—have determined that a vaccine mandate is necessary to support institutional health and safety measures being undertaken on their campuses. These mandates often allow students to seek religious exemption from vaccination. This article reviews the current state of the law, and offers practical guidance for colleges and universities (and other educational institutions) as they navigate the choppy legal waters around the exemption process.
To read the full article, please visit the New York Law Journal's website: