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About Paul E. McGreal

Paul E. McGreal joined the Creighton University School of Law as Dean and Professor of Law in July 2015.
Prior to arriving at Creighton University, Dean McGreal was Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Dayton School of Law from 2011 to 2015. From 2006 to 2011, he was on the SIU School of Law faculty, where he served as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the 2009-2010 academic year, and as the Director of Faculty Development for the 2010-2011 academic year. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, he received the Senior Class Award, which is voted by the graduating class to honor a faculty or staff member at the Law School.
Since 1999, Professor McGreal has also taught in the Executive MBA Program of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. His courses include modules on corporate vicarious liability, domestic and foreign anti-corruption laws (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), corporate compliance and ethics programs, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility.
Professor McGreal’s academic speaking, research, and writing have focused on constitutional law, with emphasis on federalism and economic analysis of constitutional rules. His current constitutional law research concentrates on the constitutional protection of religious freedom, including economic analysis of the Supreme Court’s Free Exercise and Establishment Clause doctrines. He has published over three dozen articles and essays, including works in the William & Mary Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, SMU Law Review, Arizona State Law Journal, Fordham Law Review, Colloquy (the online companion to the Northwestern University Law Review), and PENNUmbra (the online companion to the University of Pennsylvania Law Review). He is also coauthor of a Constitutional Law study guide published by LexisNexis.
Professor McGreal is also a frequent speaker and commentator on corporate compliance and ethics programs, and he authors an annual survey of legal developments on the subject for The Business Lawyer published by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Prior to teaching at SIU School of Law, Professor McGreal was the Harry and Helen Hutchens Research Professor and Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law, where he taught for ten years. In 2003, he founded and began serving as director of the South Texas College of Law Corporate Compliance Center, where his responsibilities included organizing conferences, coordinating projects, and conducting the Center’s first compliance survey. He was also a visitor at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and the George Mason University School of Law.
Professor McGreal received his B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from Williams College. He then earned a J.D. with honors from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Southwestern Law Journal/SMU Law Review. After law school, he served as law clerk for Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court. Professor McGreal then completed his LL.M. at Yale Law School, where his studies and research focused on constitutional law.
Prior to law teaching, Professor McGreal practiced law with the Dallas office of Baker Botts, LLP, where he worked on general commercial litigation matters involving antitrust, fraud, corporate opportunities, and professional ethics.


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