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Robert Destro


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Robert A. Destro is professor of law and is director and founder of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. He joined the faculty in 1982 and served as Interim Dean from 1999 to 2001. From 1983 to 1989, he served as a commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights and led the commission's discussions in the areas of discrimination on the basis of disability, national origin and religion. He served as general counsel to the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights from 1977 to 1982, and as an adjunct associate professor of law at Marquette University from 1978 to 1982. From 1975 to 1977, he practiced law with the private firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland, Ohio.