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About Michael P. Moreland

Professor Michael Moreland, formerly Associate Director for Domestic Policy at the White House, joins the Law School where he will teach Torts I & II and Bioethics.
Professor Moreland received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. from Boston College, and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. He is currently a candidate for his Ph.D from Boston College.
Following law school, Professor Moreland clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and later worked as an associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. In 2005, he joined the White House staff, where he served as Associate Director for Domestic Policy.
Professor Moreland’s publications include: “Subsidiarity, Localism and School Finance,” 2 Journal of Catholic Social Thought 369 (2005); “Review of Mark G. Kuczewski, Fragmentation and Consensus: Communitarian and Casuist Bioethics (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1997)” in 109 Ethics 482 (1999); “Jacques Maritain, Thomism, and the Liberal-Communitarian Debate,” in The Failure of Modernism: Maritain and the Tradition, ed. Brendan Sweetman (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press,1999); “A Catholic Perspective on Assisted Suicide,” in Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate 324 (Margaret P. Battin, Rosamond Rhodes, and Anita Silvers eds., London and New York: Routledge, 1998) (co-author); “Assisted Suicide, Liberalism, and Law in the United States,” in 12 Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Law 461 (1998).


Present Assistant Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law



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  • Torts I
  • Torts II
  • Bioethics

Contact Information

Phone: 610-519-3297


Articles (14)

Contributions to Books (5)