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Michael  P.  Moreland

Michael P. Moreland

Professor, Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova University

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law; Religious Freedom; Torts; Bioethics

Curriculum Vitae

    Moreland’s scholarly interests focus on law and religion, torts, and bioethics. Moreland has held visiting appointments at Princeton University, where he was the Forbes Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in 2010-2011, and the University of Notre Dame, where he was a Visiting Professor of Law and the Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow in the Center for Ethics and Culture from 2015 to 2017. Moreland served as the project leader for The Libertas Project, a program at Villanova sponsored by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation exploring religious and economic freedom in the context of law and religion in American public life.

    Moreland clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was an associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.  He served as Associate Director for Domestic Policy at the White House under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2006.

    Moreland holds a doctorate and a master of arts in theological ethics from Boston College and a juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.