Zachary R. Calo

Michael and Dianne Swygert Research Fellow & Associate Professor of Law


Ph.D. (Religious Studies), University of Virginia (exp. 2013)
Ph.D. (History), University of Pennsylvania (2007)
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2005)
M.A. (History), The Johns Hopkins University (1997)
B.A., The Johns Hopkins University (1997)

Courses Taught

Secured Transactions
Property Law
Comparative Law and Theology
Law in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
International Religious Freedom
Islamic Law and Legal Thought

Representative Scholarship

The Evangelical Embrace of Human Rights, in Is The Good Book Good Enough? (David Ryden ed., 2011).

Faithful Presence and Theological Jurisprudence, in Pepp. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012).

Islamic Headscarves, Religious Pluralism, and Secular Constitutionalism  (forthcoming 2012).

Higher Law Secularism, in Chi-Kent L. Rev. (forthcoming 2012).

Human Dignity and Health Law:  Personhood in Recent Bioethical Debate,26 Notre Dame J. L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 473 (2012).

Catholicism, Liberalism and Human Rights, J. Christian Legal Thought (Fall 2011).

Religion, Human Rights and Post-Secular Legal Theory,85 St. John’s L. Rev. 495 (2011).

Empirical Desert and the Moral Economy of Punishment, 42 Ariz. St. L.J. 112 (2011).

Professional Activities

Editorial Board, European Journal of Law and Religion
Editorial Board, Journal of Christian Legal Thought
Organizing Committee, American Association of Law Schools, Section on Law and Religion