Professor of Law; Associate Academic Dean; Associate Director, Center for Law and Religion
A.B., Duke University; M.A., Harvard University; J.D., Boston University School of Law; LL.M., J.S.D., Columbia University School of Law.
Professor DeGirolami’s scholarship focuses on law and religion, criminal law, and constitutional law. His book, The Tragedy of Religious Freedom, was published by Harvard University Press in 2013. His papers have appeared or will be published in various law journals including Notre Dame Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, Legal Theory, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Boston College Law Review, Alabama Law Review, and St. John’s Law Review, among others. He has written for The New Republic and Commonweal.
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 taught legal research and writing as an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School, and then served as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Scholar in Residence at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.
At St. John’s, he teaches Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, and courses in law and religion.