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About Anthony J. Bellia

Professor A.J. Bellia teaches and researches in the areas of constitutional law, federal courts, federalism, legal history, procedure, and contracts. Professor Bellia's published works in these fields include numerous law review articles and the first American casebook on Federalism.

In addition to his academic work Professor Bellia has clerked for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge William M. Skretny of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. He also practiced law as an associate with Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, D.C., litigating constitutional, criminal, and commercial cases in state and federal courts. 


Present O’Toole Professor of Constitutional Law, Notre Dame Law School

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Honors and Awards

  • 1994 Juris Doctor summa cum laude, Notre Dame Law School
  • 1991 Outstanding graduate in economics and political science, Canisius College
  • Harry S. Truman Scholar, Canisius College


1994 Juris Doctor, Notre Dame Law School
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Canisius College

Contact Information

Office: 3153 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.9353


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