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About Gerard V. Bradley

Gerard V. Bradley is a noted scholar in the fields of constitutional law as well as law and religion. Professor Bradley teaches in Notre Dame’s Trial Advocacy program, long considered to be among the top-10 such programs in the country, and has published over one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His most recent books are an edited collection of essays titled, Challenges to Religious Liberty in the Twenty-First Century (published by Cambridge University Press in 2012), Essays on Law, Religion, and Morality and Unquiet Americans: U.S. Catholics and the Common Good (both to be published in 2014.) Bradley is currently working on a book about regulating obscenity in the Internet Age.

Professor Bradley participates in numerous professional organizations that involve the study of law and religion and related constitutional issues. With Professor John Finnis, he has served as director of Notre Dame’s Natural Law Institute and as co-editor of the institute’s American Journal of Jurisprudence since 1996. He is president of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, vice president of the American Public Philosophy Institute, member of the board of advisors of the Cardinal Newman Society, chair of the Federalist Society’s Religious Liberties Practice Group, member of the Ramsey Colloquium on Theological Issues and member of the board of advisors of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. Outside of his academic career Professor Bradley also served in the Trial Division of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.    


Present Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School

Curriculum Vitae



1980 Juris Doctor, Cornell University Law School
1976 Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University

Contact Information

Office: 3156 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.8385


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