Amelia J. Uelmen


Amelia (“Amy”) Uelmen is a lecturer at Georgetown Law, where she teaches seminars on personal values and professional life, Catholic social thought, and “Religion, Morality and Contested Claims for Justice.”  From 2001-2011 she served as the founding director of Fordham University’s Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer’s Work.  Prior to this she worked as a litigator with the law firm Arnold & Porter.

Her publications include Education’s Highest Aim: Teaching and Learning through a Spirituality of Communion (2010, with Michael James and Thomas Masters) and Focolare: Living a Spirituality of Unity in the United States (2011, with Thomas Masters), as well as numerous law review and journal articles. She is active in the Focolare Movement and a member of the Catholic Common Ground Advisory Committee. She holds an M.A. from Fordham in Theology, and a B.A. and J.D. from Georgetown.  Also at Georgetown she recently completed the research doctorate in law (S.J.D.) with a thesis on the moral and legal obligations of bystanders to a victim in need of emergency assistance.

She has followed from its inception the Economy of Communion project and feels privileged to have served as a consultant for its development and progress.