Kevin Allen | August 25, 2018
Justin McDevitt is Notre Dame Law School’s new chaplain.
He will be present for Law School students, faculty, and staff who want to talk about their faith or need spiritual care.
You will see him at Mass in St. Thomas More Chapel, you will see him in Eck Commons. If you don’t want to talk about religion, strike up a conversation about comparative judicial politics or immigration law or Latin American politics. He’ll even speak with you in Spanish, if you prefer.
McDevitt is Stanford Hall’s rector, but he also feels at home in Notre Dame Law School.
He holds a law degree – a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago – and he spent many hours doing research in the Kresge Law Library when he was working on his M.A. in political science here at the University of Notre Dame.
Consider his law credentials with his passion for ministry and working with students, and you’ll see why McDevitt is a natural fit to be the Law School’s new chaplain. He succeeds Father Pat Reidy, who served as law chaplain for the past two years.
McDevitt has lived the life of a law student, and he credits his law chaplains at Loyola with helping get him through law school. He is here because he wants to provide that same kind of support for Notre Dame Law students of all religious affiliations.
Although McDevitt is not a priest, the Law School community can rest assured that this will not affect the Mass schedule in St. Thomas More Chapel. Priests from across campus will come here to satisfy the Law School’s liturgical needs.
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