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Marc O. DeGirolami

Professor of Law
Associate Director, Center for Law and Religion
A.B., Duke University
M.A., Harvard University
J.D., Boston University School of Law
LL.M., J.S.D.,Columbia University School of Law

Professor DeGirolami writes about law and religion, freedom of speech, constitutional law, and criminal law. His book, The Tragedy of Religious Freedom, was published by Harvard University Press in 2013. His papers have been or will be published in various law journals including Notre Dame Law Review, Stanford Law and Policy Review, Constitutional Commentary, Legal Theory, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Boston College Law Review, San Diego Law Review, Alabama Law Review, and St. John's Law Review, among others. He has written for The New York TimesThe New Republic, The Weekly Standard, First Things, Commonweal, and The Library of Law and Liberty. He is the Associate Director of the Center for Law and Religion.

Following law school, Professor DeGirolami clerked for Judge William E.Smith of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island and Judge Jerome Farris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His professional experience includes service as an Assistant District Attorney in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Prior to joining the St. John's faculty, he was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School, and Visiting Assistant Professor and Scholar in Residence at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law. He will be a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in 2019, in the Department of Politics’ James Madison Program.

At St. John's, he teaches or has taught Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Criminal Law, courses in Law and Religion, Professional Responsibility, and Torts.

Marc O. DeGirolami