Ronald J. Rychlak

Professor of Law, University of Mississippi School of Law

Professor Rychlak teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Gaming Law, Contracts, Environmental Law, Trial Practice, Evidence, and University Studies (undergraduate). He has been a member of the faculty since 1987.

Prior to joining the faculty at Ole Miss, Professor Rychlak practiced law with Jenner & Block in Chicago , and he served as a clerk to Hon. Harry W. Wellford of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He earned his JD from Vanderbilt University (Order of the Coif) and his BA from Wabash College (cum laude). Professor Rychlak is a member of the editorial board of The Gaming Law Review and a member of the National Association of Scholars, the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, the International Masters of Gaming Law, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He is a member of the committee appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to revise the state's criminal code, an advisor to the Holy See's delegation to the United Nations, and he serves as a delegate at the U.N. meetings on the establishment of an International Criminal Court. In 2004, the Bush Administration sent Professor Rychlak to Paris to address the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe regarding the importance of free speech on the Internet.

The Weekly Standard called Professor Rychlak's book, Hitler, the War, and the Pope (Genesis Press, 2000), "the best and most careful of the recent works [on the Church during World War II], an elegant tome of serious, critical scholarship." His most recent book, Righteous Gentile (Spence Publishing) was released in 2005.


J.D., Order of the Coif, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1983
B.A. (Economics), Wabash College , 1980

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