Marc DeGirolami

Prof. Marc DeGirolami

Cary Fields Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Law and Religion, St. John's University School of Law

Professor DeGirolami has research interests in law and religion, freedom of speech, constitutional law, tort law, and criminal law. His book, The Tragedy of Religious Freedom, was published by Harvard University Press in 2013. His papers have been or will be published in various law journals including Notre Dame Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Stanford Law and Policy Review, Constitutional Commentary, Legal Theory, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Boston College Law Review, San Diego Law Review, Alabama Law Review, and St. John's Law Review, among others. He has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, First Things, Commonweal, and The Library of Law and Liberty. He is the Cary Fields Professor of Law and the Co-director of the Center for Law and Religion.

Following law school, Professor DeGirolami clerked for Judge William E.Smith of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island and Judge Jerome Farris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His professional experience includes service as an Assistant District Attorney in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Prior to joining the St. John's faculty, he was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School, and Visiting Assistant Professor and Scholar in Residence at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law. He was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in 2019, in the Department of Politics’ James Madison Program. He was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in 2019, in the Department of Politics' James Madison Program, and a Visiting Professor at Notre Dame Law School in Spring 2020.

At St. John's, he teaches or has taught Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Criminal Law, courses in Law and Religion, Professional Responsibility, and Torts.