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  • J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1978
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1975
  • B.A., Swarthmore College, 1968

License to Practice

  • Wisconsin

Specialties and Courses

  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and literature
  • Law and religion
  • Professional responsibility
  • State constitutional law
  • Torts


Before embarking on her teaching career Professor Hartigan practiced law for eight years. She served as a law clerk to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson and later, to U.S. District Judge James B. McMillan in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hartigan joined the permanent faculty at St. Mary’s in 1995, after a yearlong visit. She has taught courses in torts, professional responsibility, law and literature, evidence, jurisprudence, state constitutional law, law and theology, property and local government, and a seminar on religious consciousness and law.


Order of the Coif
Former Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska School of Law
Former Visiting Professor, Tulane Law School
Former Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Member of the Globalization, Law and Religion Project (2002-4)
Frequently published in the Journal of Law & Religion
Has served on the Board of the Journal of Law & Religion for over ten years
Has made numerous national presentations, including for the ABA Law, Religion and Ethics National Conference in 1999.


Articles in a Periodical

Book Chapters

  • “What Is the Matter with Antigone?,” Feminism, Law and Religion (Liz Schiltz, eds., 2013).
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