coverdale_john_lg2John Coverdale, J.D., Ph.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow of the Principium Institute, is Professor Emeritus of Law at Seton Hall University Law School. He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago, a Licentiate in Theology from the University of Navarre, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Pontifical Lateran University, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin. He taught History at Princeton University as an Assistant Professor, and then at Northwestern University as an Associate Professor before studying Law. At the University of Chicago Law School he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Antonin Scalia, who became Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Dr. Coverdale was an attorney with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, Washington, D.C., before coming to Seton Hall University in 1993. He has published in the area of 19th and 20th Century Spanish history as well as in taxation, administrative law, Catholic social thought, and just war theory. He has published numerous book chapters and articles in Law Review journals in the areas of Tax Law, Spanish history, and Catholic social teaching. His books include: Saxum: The Life of Alvaro del Portillo  (Scepter, 2014); Putting Down Roots: Father Joseph Muzquiz and the Growth of Opus Dei (Scepter, 2009); Uncommon Faith: The Early Years of Opus Dei, 1928-1943 (Scepter, 2002); The Basque Phase of Spain’s First Carlist War (Princeton University Press, 1984); The Political Transformation of Spain After Franco (Praeger, 1979); and Italian Intervention in the Spanish Civil War (Princeton University Press, 1975).