McDevitt, Justin

Justin McDevitt


Justin McDevitt is currently the Asst. Director for Alumni Relations and Career Development for the Moreau College Initiative, a college-in-prison program at Westville (IN) Correctional Facility administered through Holy Cross College in partnership with the Bard Prison Initiative and the University of Notre Dame. He teaches classes on global migration, pandemics and society, Christian-Muslim relations, racism in American politics, public speaking, the Senior Capstone and Internship classes, and the required freshman seminar. For four amazing years, Justin was the Rector of Stanford Hall at the University of Notre Dame. Before joining Student Affairs, Justin received his M.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame (’14) and his J.D. from Loyola University in Chicago (’12). His main areas of interest are comparative politics & religion and comparative judicial politics. During law school, Justin served as a law clerk for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago and for the Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project, and as a judicial extern for Federal Magistrate Judge Hon. Michael T. Mason and Cook County Judge Hon. Mary Anne Mason. Before law and graduate school, Justin worked for KBR, Inc. in Baghdad, Iraq, and for Germer Gertz, LLP in Houston, Texas. His full CV can be seen here.

Justin is also the co-editor of an upcoming volume (May 2023) from Brandeis Univ. Press on education in prison globally and is the author of several book chapters and law review articles, including “Compromise Is Complicity: Why There Is No Middle Road in the Struggle to Protect Day Laborers in the United States”, which won the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition (2010) and was published in the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law. His full list of publications and presentations can be seen here. In addition, the Loyola Law Magazine student profile of Justin’s work standing up for immigrants’ rights can be seen here.

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