Rev. William R. Dailey, C.S.C., J.D.

Visiting Associate Professor of Law
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Fr. Dailey is a former Associate Attorney with the Washington, D.C. firm Wiley Rein, LLP.  He was a former law clerk to the Honorable Diarmud F. O’Scannlain in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Portland, Oregon

After earning a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1994, Fr. Dailey joined the Congregation of the Holy Cross in 1996. He was awarded a master’s degree in divinity (M.Div.), also from the University of Notre Dame, the next year. Beginning in 2000 Fr. Dailey served as a deacon at Holy Cross Parish in North Portland, Oregon until his ordination to the priesthood in April 2001.

Later that year he joined the University of Portland community and was named to its Presidential Advisory Committee in 2002. In September 2003, Fr. Dailey left Portland for New York City to enter the Columbia University School of Law. He was awarded a juris doctor (J.D.) degree from Columbia in 2006.