Prof. Michael P. Moreland

Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow and Concurrent Professor of Law at University of Notre Dame

Michael Moreland teaches and writes in the areas of torts, bioethics, and law and religion. He joined the Villanova faculty in 2006 and served as Vice Dean from 2012 to 2015. At Villanova, he has taught Torts, Evidence, Bioethics and the Law, Advanced Torts, Constitutional Law II (First Amendment and Equal Protection), Justice and Rights (1L elective), and seminars in law and religion.

During academic year 2015-16, Professor Moreland will be a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame and the Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. He was the Forbes Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions during academic year 2010-11. Professor Moreland served as the project leader for The Libertas Project, a program from 2013 to 2015 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.

Professor Moreland received his BA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, his MA and PhD in theological ethics from Boston College, and his JD from the University of Michigan Law School. Following law school, Professor Moreland clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC, where he represented clients in First Amendment, professional liability, and products liability matters. Before coming to Villanova, he served as Associate Director for Domestic Policy at the White House under President George W. Bush, where he worked on a range of legal policy issues, including criminal justice, immigration, civil rights, and liability reform.

  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Boston College
  • Ph.D., Boston College
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School

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Publications and Multimedia
Federalism and Religious Liberties - Event Audio/Video
2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
February 03, 2016
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-1-14 featuring Michael Moreland and Richard Garnett
July 01, 2014
Natural Law and Natural Rights - Event Audio/Video
16th Annual Faculty Conference
January 09, 2014
Salazar v. Buono - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 05-28-2010 featuring Michael P. Moreland
May 28, 2010
Salazar v. Buono – Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 10-16-09 featuring Michael P. Moreland
October 16, 2009
Statutory and Case Overview, Part 2 - Event Audio/Video
2008 Church Autonomy Conference
March 14, 2008