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 life.
A Response to Kenneth Garcia: Healthy Secularity and the Task of a Catholic University, Theological Studies (2012)
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.
Review of Religious Liberty, Volume 1: Overviews and History, by Douglas Laycock, Theological Studies (2011)
Review of Christianity and Law: An Introduction, edited by John Witte, Jr., and Frank Alexander, Theological Studies (2009)
Review of Recovering Self-Evident Truths: Catholic Perspectives on American Law, edited by Michael A. Scaperlanda and Teresa Stanton Collett, Journal of Law and Religion (2009)
Review of "Can God & Caesar Coexist? Balancing Religious Freedom and International Law", by Robert F. Drinan, Theological Studies (2006)
Review of Lives of Lawyers: Journeys in the Organizations of Practice, by Michael J. Kelly, America (1995)
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....