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Ellen Boegel

Associate Professor
Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security
J.D. from George Washington University, D.C., 1984
B.A. in Philosophy from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, 1981

Prof. Boegel was a member of the George Washington Law Review from 1982 to 1984. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked in Manhattan for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then worked in Counsel’s Office at the Unified Court System for the State of New York. Prof. Boegel currently serves as an attorney panelist on NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs’ Surrogate Decision-Making Committees and volunteers with the NY Legal Assistance Group’s mobile legal clinic.


In 2014, the Catholic Press Association awarded Prof. Boegel First Place, Best Coverage of Marriage, for her article on the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions. A podcast of her America This Week Sirius XM radio interview on Religion and the Court is available at