Ronald Rychlak

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Mississippi School of Law

Ronald J. Rychlak is Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Professor of Law and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is a graduate of Wabash College (BA, 1980, cum laude) and Vanderbilt University (JD, 1983, Order of the Coif). He teaches, among other things, environmental law and evidence. He also serves as the university’s Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA & SEC.

Prior to joining the faculty at Ole Miss, Rychlak practiced law with Jenner & Block in Chicago, and he served as a law clerk to Hon. Harry W. Wellford of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is on the editorial board of The Gaming Law Review and a member of the National Association of Scholars, Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, International Masters of Gaming Law, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

He serves on the committee appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to revise the state’s criminal code and on the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission. He is an advisor to the Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations, and he serves as a delegate at the meetings of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court.

Rychlak is the author or co-author of six books, numerous articles, and he writes a monthly column for He is also the author of Heartland Policy Study No. 115, “Understanding Visual Exhibits in the Global Warming Debate."