Father Kalscheur joined the BC Law faculty in 2003. He received his A.B. in 1985
from Georgetown University, and his J.D. in 1988 from the University of Michigan, where
he served on the editorial board of the Michigan Law Review. After law school, he clerked
for Judge Kenneth F. Ripple, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and worked as
a litigator at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C. 

Interdisciplinary dialogue in a setting where faith, intellect, and culture meet is an
integral component of Jesuit education, and Father Kalscheur hopes to contribute to that
project at BC Law. Jesuit legal education should be an essentially humanistic process of
formation for responsible professional service, striving to connect legal inquiry to
larger questions of meaning and value, exploring the nature of law as a vocation, and
asking how faith and religious values can be integrated with public and professional



Red Mass: 2009 Homily, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review (2010)

This homily was delivered by Fr. Kalscheur at the Detroit Red Mass celebrated at Sts....



Conscience and Citizenship: The Primacy of Conscience for Catholics in Public Life, Journal of Catholic Social Thought (2009)

In their statement, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledge that “the...



Civil Procedure and the Establishment Clause: Exploring the Ministerial Exception, Subject-Matter Jurisdiction, and the Freedom of the Church, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal (2008)

What sort of defense is provided by the ministerial exception to employment discrimination claims? The...



Catholics in Public Life: Judges, Legislators, and Voters, Journal of Catholic Legal Studies (2007)

Does the desire to avoid culpable cooperation in moral evil make the conscientious Catholic judge...


Contributions to Books

Conscience and Citizenship: The Primacy of Conscience for Catholics in Public Life, Voting and Holiness: Catholic Perspectives on Political Participation (2012)

Originally published in Journal of Catholic Social Thought 6 (2009): 319-336.


Book Reviews

Selected Professional Activities

Response to Richard Garnett, "Individuals, Institutions, and Religious Freedom" (with Richard Garnett), Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life (2012)
Insights into U.S. Law: Religious Freedom, Boston College Law School (2012)

A lecture on freedom of religion for Chinese law students from Renmin University in Beijing,...

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: An Ongoing Conversation at Boston College, 2012 Institute for Administration in Catholic Higher Education (2012)
Engaging the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Emmanuel College Provost's Office (2012)
"'Nothing Finally is Profane": Reflections on Faith and Life in the Law, College of the Holy Cross, Campus Ministry (2011)

Many law students and lawyers report a dis-integrating separation between their faith and their work....