Elizabeth Kirk, J.D.

Co-Director of the Center for Law and the Human Person & Assistant Professor, Columbus School of Law

Expertise: Law and the Family, Catholic Social Thought and the Law

Elizabeth R. Kirk is the Director of the Center for Law and the Human Person, and Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. She is also an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. She previously served as a law clerk for Judge Daniel A. Manion on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Elizabeth’s scholarly and professional interests are varied and interdisciplinary in nature, exploring the relationship, both complementary and contrasting, between the Catholic intellectual tradition and law. She has a special interest in matters pertaining to the family and in adoption law and policy.

Elizabeth holds an undergraduate degree cum laude in English Literature from the University of Missouri, a law degree magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and has done graduate studies in theology.