Professor DeGirolami’s scholarship focuses on law and religion, constitutional law, and criminal law. His book, The Tragedy of Religious Freedom, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. His papers have appeared in various law journals including Constitutional Commentary, Legal Theory, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Boston College Law Review, Alabama Law Review, and St. John's Law Review, among others. He also writes occasionally for The New Republic. He is the Associate Director of the Center for Law and Religion, and a member of the popular legal blog, “Mirror of Justice.”
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 taught legal research and writing as an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School, and then served as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Scholar in Residence at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.
At St. John's, he teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, courses in Law and Religion, and Professional Responsibility.