Greg O'Meara
Greg J. O'Meara, S.J.
Rector of the Jesuit Community
Professor of Law

Fr. O’Meara formerly served as an Associate Professor of Law at Marquette University for 11 years where he was a three time recipient of the James D. Ghiardi Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Fr. O’Meara has law degrees from the University of Wisconsin and New York University. He studied theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. His prior legal experience includes working as an Assistant District Attorney in Milwaukee County, where he second-chaired the trial of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer; captained the Misdemeanor Team and Drug Enforcement Team; and coordinated appellate briefings. His area of research includes criminal procedure and questions of legal interpretation.

  • B.A. (1982), University of Notre Dame
  • J.D. (1985), University of Wisconsin
  • LL.M. (1997), New York University Law School
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure II
  • Evidence
  • Jurisprudence
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Gregory J. O’Meara, Some Silver Linings Have Clouds: Common Law Confidentiality in a Fiduciary Frame, Attorneys, and Cloud Computing, 48 CREIGHTON L. REV. 793 (2015).
  • Gregory J. O’Meara, Compassion and the Public Interest: Wisconsin’s New Compassionate Release Legislation, 23 FED. SENT’G REP. 33 (2010).
  • Gregory J. O’Meara, S.J., “You Can’t Get There From Here?”: Ineffective Assistance Claims in Federal Courts After AEDPA, 93 MARQ. L. REV. 545 (2009).
  • Gregory J. O’Meara, S.J., He Speaks Not, Yet He Says Everything; What of That?: Text, Context, and Pretext in State v. Jeffrey Dahmer, 87 DENV. U. L. REV. 97 (2009).
  • Gregory J. O’Meara, S.J., The Name is the Same, But the Facts Have Been Changed to Protect the Attorneys: Strickland, Judicial Discretion, and Appellate Decision-Making, 42 Val. U. L. Rev. 687 (2008).
  • Gregory J. O’Meara, S.J., Habermas, Violence, and the Ultimate Reality and Meaning of Law: A Further Contribution to URAM Habermas Studies (URAM 26.2), 26 ULTIMATE REALITY & MEANING 180 (2003).
  • Heather Hathaway, Gregory J. O’Meara, S.J. & Stephanie Quade, Textual Deviance: Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues and Catholic Campuses, in JESUIT & FEMINIST EDUCATION: INTERSECTIONS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 203 (Jocelyn M. Boryczka & Elizabeth A. Petrino eds., 2012).