Ronald J. Rychlak is Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Professor of Law and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Mississippi School of Law. A member of the committee appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to revise that state’s criminal code, he is also an academic fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He is an advisor to the Vatican’s delegation to the United Nations and has received three papal medals for his diplomatic service to the Holy See.
He is the author of the acclaimed "Hitler, the War, and the Pope," as well as the author or co-author of three legal textbooks. He has written for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Times Literary Supplement, among other legal, political, and historical journals.