Patrick E. Reidy
Visiting Lecturer in Law
Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C., is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he also serves as a Fellow in Private Law at the Center for Private Law.FULL BIOGRAPHY
Education & Curriculum Vitae
J.D., Yale Law School, 2021
M.Div., University of Notre Dame, 2013
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2008
Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C., is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he also serves as a Fellow in Private Law at the Center for Private Law. Reidy is an ordained Roman Catholic priest with the Congregation of Holy Cross. After graduating from Yale Law School in 2021, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
At Yale, Reidy served as a Coker Fellow for Professor Daniel Markovits, a teaching assistant for Professor Reva Siegel, a research assistant for Professor William Eskridge Jr., and an editor for the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal on Regulation. He also co-founded the Yale Free Exercise Clinic and offered sacramental ministry at Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel. In 2020, the Yale Law Journal published Reidy's Note, "Condemning Worship: Religious Liberty Protections and Church Takings," which also won the Quintin Johnstone Prize in Real Property. His article with Professor Nicole Stelle Garnett, "Religious Covenants," will appear in the Florida Law Review.
Before law school, Reidy served as Rector of Marilyn M. Keough Hall at the University of Notre Dame, where he also offered chaplaincy support to Campus Ministry, the Notre Dame Law School, the Notre Dame Vision Program, and the Notre Dame Boxing Team. He is an Affiliate on Church Properties with the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate and serves on the University of Portland's Board of Regents.