A mission-driven institution requires personnel who are competent for the realization of the mission. The following article examines the practice of Catholic law schools hiring Catholics as law professors throughout the over 150-year history of Catholic legal education in the United States. This history shows that Catholic law schools alternately sought to hire Catholics as law professors or to hire individuals without regard to their religious affiliation as these schools’ self-understanding of mission changed over time.
Breen, John M. and Strang, Lee J.
"The History of Religious Hiring at American Catholic Law Schools,"
Touro Law Review: Vol. 38:
4, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.tourolaw.edu/lawreview/vol38/iss4/9