Travis S. Weber is the Director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council, where he focuses on all manner of legal and policy issues pertaining to religious freedom.
Before joining FRC, Travis worked in private practice, primarily litigating federal civil rights cases. He also handled military-related legal issues and criminal defense matters. Travis holds a J.D. from Regent University School of Law, where he served as the Notes & Comments Editor on Law Review. Travis also graduated with an LL.M. in International Law (with distinction) and a Certificate in International Human Rights Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Travis previously served in the U.S. Navy, piloting E-6 aircraft based out of Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was captain of the Naval Academy Dinghy Sailing Team and a two-time College Sailing All-American, leading to his induction into the Naval Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. In his spare time, Travis enjoys reading, traveling, surfing, snowboarding, and classical music.
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