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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


Appellate Advocacy

Gregory Beck, Lecturer
 
Leslie Fair, Lecturer
 
Eleanor Vuono, Lecturer 

 

Antitrust Law and Litigation

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

    John Greaney,  Lecturer
 
    Antonio Fidel Perez, Professor of Law
 


Bioethics and Healthlaw

George P. Smith, II, Professor of Law


Banking Law

    Heidi M. Schooner, Professor of Law


Bankruptcy

    Veryl Miles, Professor of Law

     Judge Roger Whelan, Lecturer
 

Campaign Finance Law

    Troy McCurry, Lecturer
 
    Ben Mintz, Professor of Law 


Catholic Social Teaching

Lucia Ann Silecchia, Professor of Law


Child Abuse/Child Sexual Exploitation
 

Mary G. Leary, Professor of Law


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

Elaine Gardner, Lecturer

Suzette Malveaux
, Professor of Law

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Section 1983 


Commercial Bankruptcy
 

Veryl V. Miles, Professor of Law 


Communications Law

Jeffrey Carlisle, Lecturer
Donna Coleman Gregg,  Director, Institute for Communications Law Studies

Benjamin Golant, Lecturer
 
Rosemary Harold, Lecturer
 
 
Bryan Tramont, Lecturer
 
Gerard Waldron, Lecturer
 
Patrick Welsh, Lecturer  
 
Compliance

    Sarah Duggin, Professor of Law  


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 

 
 
    Laura Chase, Lecturer     
 
    Mary G. Leary, Professor of Law
 
    Bryan Roslund, Lecturer
 
    David Salem, Lecturer   
 

 

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, Professor of Law

Stacy R. Brustin, Associate Professor


Education Reform

Robert A. Destro, Professor of Law

  • School Choice: Including Vouchers and Impact on Desegregation


Environmental Law
 

 
    Andrew Mergen, Lecturer

    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  

 

Government Contracts

    Scott Flesch, Lecturer  

 

Health Care Law

    
Arthur Di Dio, Lecturer

     David Finkelstein, Lecturer

     Seth Mailhot, Lecturer
 
 
Immigration Law

 
 
 
 
In-House Counsel

    Steve Burkhart, Lecturer

 


Intellectual Property Law 

 
    Thomas Blinka, Lecturer   
 
 
    Susanna Fischer, Associate Professor

    Megan M. La Belle
, Associate Professor
  • Intellectual Property
  • Advanced Patent Law
  • International Intellectual Property
 
 
 
  • Contracts
  • Patent Law
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair Competition

 

International Arbitration

    Harris Weinstein, Distinguished Lecturer

    Antonio Perez, Professor of Law

 


International Law

    Ashley Feasley, Lecturer

    Patrick Mulloy, Lecturer

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

Antonio Fidel Perez, Professor of Law

  • Arms Control and National Security
  • International Trade
  • Human Rights
  • United Nations
  • International Telecommunications 
Geoffrey Watson, Professor of Law
 
 
Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiating

    Jeffrey Danzig, Lecturer   
 
    Kathryn Kelly, Professor of Law
 
 
    Fred Woods, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
 
 
Juvenile Law

    Mary Leary, Professor of Law
 
 
Labor and Employment Law

    Roger Hartley, Professor of Law

    John E. Higgins Jr., Distinguished Lecturer

    Peter Jeffrey, Lecturer   
 
 
    Benjamin Mintz, Professor of Law
 
    Stanley Woodward, Lecturer


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 Drafting

 
 
 
 
    Donna Gregg, Professor of Law, Director of the Institute for
    Communications Law Studies  
 

    John Maloney, Lecturer

    Stephen Semler, Lecturer

    Gregory Shoemaker, Lecturer

    Stanley Woodward, Lecturer


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

 

Maritime Law

    Gerald Malia, Lecturer    

 

Mediation/Dispute Resolution   
           
   
James Q. Pope, Lecturer
 
    Fred Woods, Clinical Assistant Professor   

 


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

 

National Security Law

   
Sandra Hodgkinson, Lecturer

    Michael Noone, Research Ordinary Professor

   
Antonio Perez, Professor of Law


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
     

Public Policy

   
Roger Colinvaux, Professor of Law

    Sarah Duggin, Professor of Law

    Jean Marc Favreau, Lecturer

    Lawrence Halloran, Lecturer

   
Christopher Netram, Lecturer

 

Real Estate Transactions

   
Kathleen Asdorian, Lecturer

 


Securities Law


   
George Borden, Lecturer

   
Joseph Brenner, Lecturer

    Robert Gross
, Lecturer

    William Kotapish, Lecturer

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


   
Patrick McCarty, Lecturer

    Nicholas Panos, Lecturer

    Jeffrey Puretz, Lecturer

    Mark Ruddy, Lecturer     

   
Michael J. Ryan Jr., Lecturer

 

Sports Law

   
Paul Haase, Lecturer

    Brooks Singer, Lecturer

 
Taxation

   
Roger Colinvaux, Professor of Law, Director of the Law and Public
    Policy Program

   
Regina Jefferson, Professor of Law

    Christopher Netram, Lecturer
 
 

Trial Advocacy

   
Daniel Attridge, Dean and Knights of Columbus Professor of Law

    Joseph Balter, Lecturer

   
David Barger, Lecturer

   
Lou Barracato, Associate Professor

   
Judge David Boynton, Lecturer

    Kathleen Frey-Balter, Lecturer

    Machalagh Carr, Lecturer

    Judge Richard Jordan, Lecturer

   
Clayton O'Connor, Lecturer