John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Professor of Theology
Areas of Expertise
Law, morality, and religion, religious freedom, medical ethics, complicity with wrongdoing, Catholic moral theology
A lawyer and theologian who joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1995, Kaveny, studies issues which lie at the intersection of law, morality and religion. Particularly interested in the function of religious discourse in the public square and the role of law as a moral teacher in a pluralistic society, she teaches a popular interdisciplinary course titled “Faith, Morality, and Law,” which explores the questions of religious faith, public morality, civil disobedience, and martyrdom. Kaveny also participates in the national conversation about the relationship of Catholicism and intellectual life, and writes a regular column for Commonweal magazine and its blog. Her new book, Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society, will be available from Georgetown University Press in early October.
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Social-cultural anthropology, international migration, pluralism, European societies
International trade and finance, U.S and international economy
Economics of the family, economic demography, health economics
International relations, international security, political theory and international relations, and American foreign and defense policies.
Death penalty, free speech, school choice, Catholic social thought, church/state relations, religion in the public square, free exercise of religion, federalism and criminal law, Supreme Court, criminal defense, religious liberty, education reform
International criminal law, complex criminal litigation, terrorism, terrorist financing, anti-money laundering, organized crime
Management psychology, leadership personality, moods, emotions, and career and life success
New Testament Interpretation, Early Christian Martyrdom, Resurrection and Afterlife, Constructions of Disease and Disability in the Bible, Early Christian Origins.
Warfare, anthropology of war and peace, epicenters of conflict and peacebuilding, transnational crime, globalization, gender, culture theory
International law, international legal regulation of the use of force, conflict and dispute resolution