Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Jr.

Senior Research Professor


LL.M., Harvard Law School (1976)
M.A., Catholic University of America (1975)
J.D., Catholic University of America (1974)
S.T.L., Gregorian University (Rome) (1967)
S.T.B., Gregorian University (Rome) (1965)
B.A., St. Patrick’s College (1963)

Courses Taught & Research Interests

Appellate Advocacy; Ethics; Constitutional History; Constitutional Law; Communications Law; Comparative Law (English Legal Institutions); Criminal Law and Procedure; International Law and the Use of Force; International Humanitarian Law and Genocide; Jurisprudence; Legal History; Legal Profession; Media Law; Religious Freedom; Remedies

Scholarly Works

Religious Organizations in the United States: A Study of Liberty, Identity, and the Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2006) (Co-editor and contributor).

Religous Freedom: History, Cases and Other Materials on the Interaction of Religion and Government (Foundation Press, 2001; co-authored with John T. Noonan, Jr.).

Brief for Rutherford Institute et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Am. Coal. of Life Activists v. Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette, Inc., No. 05-1083 (U.S. Mar. 27, 2006). Westlaw

Brief for Consistent Life Network et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners, Scheidler v. Nat’l Org. for Women, 547 U.S. ___; 126 S. Ct. 1264 (2006) (Nos. 04-1244 and 04-1352). Westlaw

Professional Activities

Commonweal. Columnist.

Catholic Worker House of Hospitality, Los Angeles.

Christian Legal Society. Board of Directors. (1992-1998)

Journal of Law and Religion. Board of Editors and Book Review Editor. (1982-2001)

AALS Section on Law and Education. Chair. (1979-2001)

AALS Section on Law and Religion. Chair. (1979-1981)

Scholars’ Group, Center for Church-State Studies, De Paul University College of Law (1980-2001)

International Academy of Church-State Scholars. Fellow.