Fernand Dutile

Professor Emeritus

College or School
The Law School
Year of Emeritus Status

I was born in Lewiston ME in 1940, did my undergraduate work at Assumption College in Worcester MA, and received my JD from Notre Dame Law School in 1965. Following a stint with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in DC, I joined the law faculty at Catholic University. I came to Notre Dame's faculty in 1971. My teaching and writing involved mainly Criminal Law and the Law of Education. Over my forty years on the faculty, I had a variety of administrative assignments: Acting Dean; Director of ND's London Law Programme; a quarter century on the University's Academic Council; and two terms as Chair of the Faculty Board on Athletics and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (yielding an Honorary Monogram). I served on search (or similar) committees for dean, provost, president and head football coach. As of April 2020, Brigid Dooley Dutile and I have been married 56 years. We have two children, Dan (ND '87) and Patty (ND '89) and four grandchildren, one currently a Notre Dame Junior. Brigid's father (Bill Dooley), who graduated from Notre Dame in 1926, became the University's first Placement Director in 1937. Her mother (Kate Dooley) was a columnist for Ave Maria Magazine and later the Editor of The Courier, St. Mary's alumnae magazine.

Email: dutile.1@nd.edu