John Coughlin, Global Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Law, NYUAD
John Coughlin, Global Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Law NYUAD, and Affiliated Faculty NYU School of Law, NY

John Coughlin

Global Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Law, Arts and Humanities, NYUAD

Affiliation: NYU New York

Biography

Affiliated Faculty NYU School of Law, NY.

B.A. Niagara University; M.A. Columbia University; Th.M. Princeton Seminary; J.D. Harvard University Law School; J.C.L., J.C.D. Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome)

A Franciscan priest since 1983, John J. Coughlin, O.F.M., serves as Global Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Law and affiliated faculty at the NYU School of Law. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he clerked for the Hon. Frank X. Altimari of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then completed his doctorate in canon law at the Gregorian University in Rome. A doctor utriusque iuris, Coughlin was as a member of the Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations treaty conference that established the International Criminal Court. Professor Coughlin has taught at universities in New York, London, South Bend, and Rome. Among his teaching awards, his students have selected him as Professor of the Year on several occasions. In addition to teaching, he has practiced law, served in administrative positions, and been a trustee of hospital and college boards. Professor Coughlin's teaching and research interests include comparative religion, theology, canon law, sharia law, Talmudic law, Hindu law, comparative law, jurisprudence, legal philosophy, professional responsibility, legal ethics, fundamental human rights, religious freedom, comparative constitutional law, criminal law, international law, administrative law, family law, law and religion, ecumenism, and peace studies. His publications include two books and dozens of articles.

Publications

Books

  • LAW, PERSON, AND COMMUNITY, Theological, Philosophical, and Comparative Perspectives on   Canon Law (Oxford University Press 2012).
  • CANON LAW: A COMPARATIVE STUDY WITH ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL THEORY (Oxford University Press 2011).
  • ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE AT THE APOSTOLIC SIGNATURA AND THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT: A COMPARATIVE STUDY (Rome: Gregorian University Doctoral Dissertation   1994).

Articles in Books

  • Introduction, in SAINT PAUL AND THE LAW (Robert Fastiggi ed., Lexington Press 2011), vii-xiv. The Foundation of Human Rights and Canon Law, in INTRACTABLE DISPUTES ABOUT THE NATURAL LAW: ALASDAIR MACINTYRE AND HIS CRITICS (Lawrence S. Cunningham ed., University of Notre Dame Press 2009), 251-272.
  • Family Law: Natural Law, Marriage, and the Thought of Karol Wojtyla, in RECOVERING SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS: CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICAN LAW (Michael A. Scaperlanda & Teresa Stanton Collett eds., Catholic University Press 2007); originally in 28 FORDHAM URBAN L. J. 1771-1786 (2001).
  • Lawyers and Cooperation with Evil: Divorce Cases, in THE CATHOLIC CITIZEN, DEBATING THE ISSUES OF JUSTICE, ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE FELLOWSHIP OF CATHOLIC SCHOLARS 151-64 (K. D. Whitehead ed., 2004).
  • Evangelical and Franciscan Poverty, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1996 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNCIL OF MAJOR SUPERIORS OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS 57-77 (St. Louis, MO, Oct. 11-13, 1996).

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Separation, Cooperation, and Human Dignity in Church-State Relations, 73 THE JURIST 539-554 (2013) (published 2014).
  • The Human Being, Catholic Social Teaching and the Law, 1 J. OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT 313-333 (2004).
  • Canon Law and the Human Person, 19 J. OF LAW AND RELIGION 1-58 (2003-2004).
  • Catholic Lawyers and Divorce Cases, 61 THE JURIST 290-310 (2001) (published 2003).
  • Communio and Administrative Justice, 78 APOLLINARIS 715-43 (2002).
  • The Historical Development and Current Procedural Norms for Administrative Recourse to the Apostolic Signatura, Part I, 90 PERIODICA 455-496 (2001).
  • The Historical Development and Current Procedural Norms for Administrative Recourse to the Apostolic Signatura, Part II, 90 PERIODICA 661-690 (2001).
  • Canonical Equity, 30 STUDIA CANONICA 403-435 (1996).

Law Review Articles

  • Marriage and ‘Mulieris Dignitatem’, 7 AVE MARIA L. REV. 349-363 (2010).
  • Foreword, Law as Vocation, 20 NOTRE DAME J. OF L., ETHICS & PUB. POL. 1-10 (2006).
  • Tradition and Development in the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Marriage: A Response to Cardinal Trujillo, 4 AVE MARIA L. REV. 567-580 (2006).
  • Sacrifice, the Common Good, and the Catholic Lawyer, 3 UNIV. OF ST. THOMAS L.J., 6-20 (2005).
  • John Paul II and the Dignity of the Human Being, 27 HARV. J. L. & PUB. POLICY 65-79 (2003).
  • The Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis and the Spirit of Canon Law, 44 BOSTON COLLEGE L. REV. 977-997 (2003).
  • God Bless America, Introduction to September 11th Issue, 76 ST. JOHN’S L. REV. 1-4 (2002).
  • The Practical Impact of the Common Good in Catholic Social Thought [Introductory Remarks: Symposium: Law, Religion and the Public Good], 75 ST. JOHN’S L. REV. 293-95 (2001).
  • Natural Law, Marriage, and the Thought of Karol Wojtyla, 28 FORDHAM URBAN L. J. 1771-1786 (2001), reprinted in SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS: CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICAN LAW, (Catholic University Press 2007, Michael A. Scaperlanda and Teresa Stanton Collett, eds.).
  • The Historical Development of Administrative Law and the Future of Regulatory Governance, 38 IDAHO L. REV. 89-133 (2001).
  • Law and Theology: Reflections on What it Means to be Human from a Franciscan Perspective,74 ST. JOHN’S L. REV. 609-628 (2000).
  • A Comparison of the Administrative Law of the Catholic Church and the United States, 34 LOY. L.A. L. REV. 81-196 (2000).
  • Catholic Health Care and the Diocesan Bishop, 40 CATH. LAW. 85-95 (2000).
  • Common Sense in Formation of the Common Good – Justice White's Dissents in the
    ParochialSchool Aid Cases: Patron of Lost Causes or Precursor of Good News
    , 66 ST. JOHN’S L.REV. 261-327 (1992).

Dictionary and Encyclopedia Articles

  • Matrimonio Legítimo, 5 DICCINARIO GENERAL DE DERECHO CANÓNICO 316-319 (Universidad de Navarra 2013).
  • Responsa ad Dubia, 6 DICCINARIO GENERAL DE DERECHO CANÓNICO 945-946 (Universidad de Navarra 2013).
  • Stylus Curiae, 7 DICCINARIO GENERAL DE DERECHO CANÓNICO 399-400 (Universidad de Navarra 2013).
  • Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, 3 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT, SOCIAL SCIENCE, AND SOCIAL POLICY 38-39 (Scarecrow Press 2011).
  • Administrative Recourse (available at SSRN).
  • Apostolic Signatura (available at SSRN).
  • Canon Law (available at SSRN).
  • Goods of Marriage, (available at SSRN).
  • Maguire, Charles Bonaventure, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CATHOLIC HISTORY (The Liturgical Press 1997), 833.
  • Woywod, Stanislaus, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CATHOLIC HISTORY (The Liturgical Press 1997), 1523.