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CUA Law faculty have produced more than a century of scholarship. Their distinguished body of work has had an impact upon legislative reform, judicial construction, executive policy, and has broadened the scope of legal knowledge generally within a particular sub-discipline. The scholarly tradition of Catholic University's law school is effective in the communication of complex ideas and the interpretation of legal trends and judicial doctrine. To access faculty profiles and publications, just click on the faculty member's name. For help in locating a faculty member, contact the Office of Public Affairs: 202-319-5438.

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Administrative Law

Marshall Breger, Professor of Law

Benjamin Mintz, Professor of Law
 

Antitrust Law and Litigation

    Daniel F. Attridge, Dean and Knights of Columbus Professor of Law
 
    Antonio Fidel Perez, Professor of Law

Bioethics and Healthlaw

George P. Smith, II, Professor of Law


Banking Law

Heidi M. Schooner, Professor of Law


Catholic Social Teaching

Lucia Ann Silecchia, Professor of Law


Child Abuse/Child Sexual Exploitation
 

Mary G. Leary, Associate Professor and Director of the Experiential Curriculum


Church Issues
 

Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien, Professor of Law

  • Confidentiality
  • Sexual abuse

Civil Procedure

   Daniel F. Attridge, Dean and Knights of Columbus Professor of Law

  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Courts

Kathryn Kelly, Professor of Law

  • Complex Litigation
  • Jury Trials
  • Civil Litigation
  • Multistate Case Management
Megan M. La Belle, Associate Professor
  • Federal Courts

Suzette Malveaux, Professor of Law

  • Complex Litigation
  • Class Actions


Civil Rights

Robert A. Destro, Professor of Law

  • Discrimination on the Basis of Race, Religion, Ethnicity, Disability
  • Reparations and Affirmative Action 

Suzette Malveaux, Professor of Law

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Section 1983


Commercial Bankruptcy
 

Veryl V. Miles, Professor of Law 


Communications Law

Donna Coleman Gregg,  Director, Institute for Communications Law Studies


Constitutional Law

Robert A. Destro, Professor of Law

  • Church/State Relations
  • Religious Freedom (Domestic and International)
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Freedom of Association
  • Privacy: Bioethics, Abortion, Right to Die, Marriage 

Michael F. Noone, Jr., Research Ordinary Professor

  • Civil-Military Relations

Antonio Fidel Perez, Professor of Law

  • Foreign Relations and National Security

 

Corporations

Sarah Duggin, Professor of Law

David Lipton, Professor of Law & Director, Corporate and Securities Law Program

 

Criminal Law

Clifford S. Fishman, Professor of Law

  • Drug Prosecutions & Related Issues

 

Criminal Litigation

Mary G. Leary, Associate Professor and Director of the Experiential Curriculum

 

Criminal Procedure

Clifford S. Fishman, Professor of Law 

  • Search and Seizure
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Trial Strategy
  • Miranda & Interrogations
  • Grand Jury Issues 


Discrimination Law

Michael F. Noone, Jr., Research Ordinary Professor

  • Sexual Discrimination Law as Applied in the United States Armed Forces


Domestic Violence
 

Mary G. Leary, Associate Professor and Director of the Experiential Curriculum

Stacy R. Brustin, Associate Professor


Education Reform

Robert A. Destro, Professor of Law

  • School Choice: Including Vouchers and Impact on Desegregation


Environmental Law

Lucia Ann Silecchia, Professor of Law

  • Environmental Enforcement Policy
  • Catholic Social Thought Regarding Environmental Ethics


Evidence and Trial Strategy

Daniel F. Attridge, Dean and Knights of Columbus Professor of Law

Clifford S. Fishman, Professor of Law

  • Cleric-Communicant ("Priest-Penitent") Privilege
  • Hearsay Rule
  • Special Evidence Issues in Rape Trials


Family Law

Stacy L. Brustin, Associate Professor

  • Domestic Violence
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Child Support & Child Custody
  • Child Support & Welfare Reform 

Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien, Professor of Law

  • Definition of Family
  • Parental Rights
  • Marriage & Divorce
  • Roman Catholic Church policies and positions


Federal Courts

Daniel F. Attridge, Dean and Knights of Columbus Professor of Law

Roger Hartley, Professor of Law  


Intellectual Property Law

Megan M. La Belle, Associate Professor

  • Intellectual Property
  • Advanced Patent Law
  • International Intellectual Property

Elizabeth Winston, Associate Professor

  • Contracts
  • Patent Law
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair Competition


International Law

Antonio Fidel Perez, Professor of Law

  • Arms Control and National Security
  • International Trade
  • Human Rights
  • United Nations
  • International Telecommunications 

Rett R. Ludwikowski, Professor of Law

  • Comparative and International Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Governments
  • Human Rights Protection in East Central Europe
  • Constitutional-making in the Region of Former Dominance
  • Law of European Union


Law and Religion

Robert Destro, Professor of Law

  • Current Legal Issues within the Catholic Church
  • The social and cultural intersection of law and religion


Legal Education

    Daniel F. Attridge, Dean and Knights of Columbus Professor of Law

Stacy L. Brustin, Associate Professor

  • Clinical Legal Education

Kathryn Kelly, Professor of Law

  • Textbook Writing
  • Applied Learning Theory
  • Teaching Skills Classes
Lisa G. Lerman, Professor of Law and Coordinator of Clinical Programs
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Teaching Legal Ethics
  • Teaching Legal Analysis
  • Externship Teaching
Veryl V. Miles, Professor of Law

J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy, Professor & Director, Law and Social Justice Initiatives
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Externships
  • Legal Skills Training


Legal History

Kenneth Pennington, Professor of Law

  • Roman Law
  • Canon law
  • Medieval Law
  • English Law


Legal Philosophy/Jurisprudence

William J. Wagner, Professor of Law 


Legal Writing

Lucia Ann Silecchia, Associate Professor
 
Beverly Jennison, Instructor, Lawyering Skills Program 


Litigation

   Daniel F. Attridge, Dean and Knights of Columbus Professor of Law

Louis J. Barracato, Associate Professor 

Clifford S. Fishman, Professor of Law


Military Law

Michael F. Noone, Jr. Research Ordinary Professor

  • Civil-military relations
  • Anti-terrorism measures
  • Non-combatant status
  • Former Judge Advocate General, U.S. Air Force


Patent Law

Megan M. La Belle, Associate Professor

  • Intellectual Property
  • Advanced Patent Law
  • International Intellectual Property

Elizabeth Winston, Associate Professor

  • Contracts
  • Patent Law
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair Competition


Professional Responsibility

Stacy L. Brustin, Associate Professor

  • Multidisciplinary Practice in Non-Profit Sector 

Lisa Lerman, Professor of Law

  • Client billing and internal law firm practices


Securities Law

David Lipton, Professor of Law and Director, Securities Law Program   
  • Securities regulation, corporate finance, and corporations
  • FINRA, SEC, MSRB