Rev. William R. Dailey
Lecturer in Law
Office: 2120 Eck Hall of Law
Rev. William R. Dailey, C.S.C., is a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and serves at Notre Dame Law School as a Lecturer in Law. Fr. Dailey earned his B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where his thesis on Charles Sanders Pierce was honored as the Most Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis. After teaching Philosophy and working in Administration at the University of Portland, Fr. Dailey attended Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He served as a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Wiley Rein LLP. In 2009, he returned to Columbia Law School as a Visiting Scholar.
Staff Assistant: Debbie Sumption
Fr. Dailey’s teaching and scholarly interests are in the areas of administrative law, professional responsibility, and immigration.
Who is the Attorney General’s Client?, 87 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1113 (2012).
Areas of Expertise
- Administrative Law
- Immigration Law
- Professional Responsibility
In the News
One priest’s early thoughts on Pope Francis’s ways (Quotes: Rev. William Dailey, C.S.C.) - Washington Post, July 31, 2013
How will Pope Benedict XVI be judged? - Video on NBCNews.com - Guest, Up w/ Chris Hayes - February 17, 2013
Father Bill Dailey on Birth Control Compromise - Video on NBCNews.com - Guest, Up w/ Chris Hayes - February 11, 2012