Rev. Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C.

Rev. Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C.

Associate Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Church Properties Initiative

3153 Eck Hall of Law

University of Notre Dame

(574) 631-4945

Rev. Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C. serves as an Associate Professor of Law at Notre Dame, a Faculty Director for the Church Properties Initiative within the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate, and a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

After graduating from Yale Law School, Father Pat clerked for the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before returning to Yale as a Visiting Lecturer in Law and Fellow in Private Law. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. Father Pat is the former Rector of Marilyn M. Keough Hall at the University of Notre Dame, where he offered chaplaincy support to Campus Ministry, the Notre Dame Law School, the Notre Dame Vision Program, and the Notre Dame Boxing Team. He serves on the University of Portland's Board of Regents.

In his research, Father Pat explores the intersection of property law and religion. Two principal inquiries guide his research: (1) how legal institutions comprehend religion when evaluating property claims, owners, and instruments; and (2) how property doctrines and devices enable, or inhibit, religious practice. While contributing to private law theory, Father Pat also seeks to address practical questions faced by faith communities in their ownership of real and personal property.