Anthony J. Bellia Jr.



Affiliated/Concurrent Faculty


Professor of Law and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow


Constitutional Law and Politics


B.A., Canisius College

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School


A.J. Bellia is a Professor of Law, Concurrent Professor of Political Science, and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow at the University of Notre Dame.  He specializes in constitutional law, the U.S. federal court system, and U.S. constitutional history.  Professor Bellia has published numerous articles in those fields, including, most recently, “The Alien Tort Statute and the Law of Nations,” published in the University of Chicago Law Review, and “The Federal Common law of Nations,” published in the Columbia Law Review (with Bradford R. Clark).  He also is the author of Federalism (Aspen, 2011) and will be publishing The Law of Nations in United States Courts (Oxford University Press, 2012) (with Bradford R. Clark).  Professor Bellia is a member of the American Law Institute and has twice been named Distinguished Professor of the Year by graduating classes of the Notre Dame Law School.

Professor Bellia earned his J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School and his B.A. from Canisius College, where he was name a Harry S. Truman Scholar.  Before joining the faculty at Notre Dame, he served as a law clerk to Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, United States Court of Appeals Judge, Ninth Circuit; and William M. Skretny, United States District Judge, Western District of New York.  Professor Bellia also practiced law as an associate with Miller, Cassidy, Larocca, and Lewin in Washington, D.C.

Contact Information

Office: 3153 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.9353
Fax: 574.631.4197

Mailing Address

The Law School
3153 Eck Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556