Elisabeth Rain Kincaid is a doctoral candidate in moral theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is currently writing a dissertation entitled “‘In a Prudent Way and Without Rashness’: Reclaiming Francisco Suárez’s Theories of Legal Interpretation and Resistance.” Her research interests include the relationship between law and morality, the role of religion in public discourse, the natural law tradition and its effects on the development of jurisprudence, and the cultivation of virtue in politics and business.
Elisabeth is a born and bred Texan, having grown up in Dallas and received her B.A. from Rice University in Houston and her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Before her doctoral studies, Elisabeth practiced law at a national firm and as an in-house attorney at a private equity fund of funds in Dallas. She then spent several years serving as the campus minister to graduate law and business students at Southern Methodist University, where she also received her M.T.S. from Perkins School of Theology. Elisabeth grew up in the Presbyterian Church, and was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in December 2010. Elisabeth is married to fellow Covenant contributor, Thomas Kincaid, and is the mother of one daughter, Mary Clare.