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Faculty Profile

Ronald J Rychlak

Law Instruction
Distinguished Professor of Law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government
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2066 Khayat Law Ctr
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-6841
Joined UM: August 11, 1987

Areas of Expertise

  • HISTORY, CATHOLIC CHURCH
  • HISTORY, U.S. LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL
  • INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
  • LAW
  • LAW, CRIMINAL ISSUES
  • LAW, CRIMINAL LAW
  • LAW, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
  • LAW, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
  • TERRORISM

Brief Bio

Ronald J. Rychlak is Distinguished Professor and Jamie L. Whitten Chair in Law and Government. He has been on the law school faculty since 1987. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University and his B.A. from Wabash College. He served for 13 years as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and he currently serves as the university's Faculty Athletics Representative, chair of the Athletics Committee, and secretary of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Executive Committee. He is also legal advisor to the Holy See's delegation to the United Nations, chair of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and past- president of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. He serves on advisory boards to Ave Maria Law School, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, and the Catholic Bar Association. In 2019, he received the university's highest research and publication recognition, the "Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award" based upon his reputation for scholarly activity and leadership roles in professional societies. In 2020, he was named the law school's first ever Distinguished Professor. Prof. Rychlak has written or edited 11 books, including "Real and Demonstrative Evidence: A Real-World Practice Manual for Winning at Trial."

Degrees

BA
Economics
Wabash College (1980)
JD
Law
Vanderbilt University (1983)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Dist. Resrch & Creative Achievemnt Award
Ad Hoc Committee
University Standing Committee
Law - Faculty Speakers Committee
Other Kind of Committee
Law - Tenure, Promotion, and Review
Ad Hoc Committee

Awards

School of Law Ben Hardy Faculty Service Award
2017
Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award
2019
The Distinguished Professor Award
2020