Richard Stith, who taught forty-one years at Valparaiso University Law School,
received both his law degree and a doctorate in ethics from Yale University. From Harvard
and from the University of California, Berkeley, he holds degrees in political theory. 

Besides teaching law, Professor Stith has served as director of the Program in Biomedical
Ethics at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He currently serves on the Advisory
Council of the National Lawyers Association and on the Board of Editors of the AMERICAN
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW. He is also a member of the Academic Council of the doctoral
program in law at the Universidad de Los Andes in Chile, the advisory board of the
Chilean REVISTA DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES, and the editorial council of the REVISTA DE
DERECHOS HUMANOS in Peru. 

Professor Stith has taught and published on comparative law and legal philosophy in
Spain, Germany, India, China, Ukraine, Chile and Mexico. In 2001, he became the first
U.S. professor to be designated by the European Commission as teacher of a “Jean Monnet
Module” on the law of the European Union. He was named the first Swygert Research Fellow
in recognition of his scholarship. 

Professor Stith is a member of the national boards of University Faculty for Life, the
pro-life National Lawyers Association, and of Consistent Life (a group opposed to war and
the death penalty as well as to abortion and euthanasia). He has been a speaker at
national, state, and international right-to-life gatherings and has presented pro-life
testimony by invitation before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution and to
state and foreign legislative committees. He has written extensively concerning
contradictions in abortion law in the USA, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain. 

Professor Stith's papers can also be accessed on the Social Science Research Network
(http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=625523) 

Comparative, Foreign, and International Law

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Los Grandes Rechazos de la Sentencia Roe v. Wade, Revista de Derechos Humanos (2010)

Quizás mayormente a causa del poder económico de los Estados Unidos, su alta jurisprudencia constitucional...

 

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México: ¿nuevamente una colonia europea?, Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series (2003)
 

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Can Treaty Law Be Supreme, Directly Effective, and Autonomous--All at the Same Time? (with J.H.H. Weiler), New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (2002)
 

Jurisprudence

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Construction vs. Development: Polarizing Models of Human Gestation, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (2014)
 

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Her Choice, Her Problem: How Having a Choice Diminishes Family Solidarity, Valparaiso University Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series (2011)

This Article explores a little-noticed dimension of abortion and assisted suicide (or voluntary euthanasia): how...

 

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La Prioridad del Respeto: Cómo Nuestra Humanidad Común Puede Fundamentar Nuestra Dignidad Individual, Persona y Derecho (2010)

Revision of 2004 English version found below.

En este ensayo consideramos que la prioridad de...

 

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Los Grandes Rechazos de la Sentencia Roe v. Wade, Revista de Derechos Humanos (2010)

Quizás mayormente a causa del poder económico de los Estados Unidos, su alta jurisprudencia constitucional...

 

Law and Society

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Construction vs. Development: Polarizing Models of Human Gestation, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (2014)
 

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Her Choice, Her Problem: How Having a Choice Diminishes Family Solidarity, Valparaiso University Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series (2011)

This Article explores a little-noticed dimension of abortion and assisted suicide (or voluntary euthanasia): how...

 

Miscellaneous Topics

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For Jack, Passionate and Compassionate Mover of the Moon, Valparaiso University Law Review (2010)
 

Philosophy

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Construction vs. Development: Polarizing Models of Human Gestation, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (2014)
 

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Living Without Rights-- In Manners, Religion, and Law, Law and the Ordering of Our Life Together (1989)
 

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A Theory of Respect, Law Faculty Publications (1973)

To understand and to describe the feeling we call "respect" is the purpose of this...

 

Religion and the Law

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Excluding Religion Excludes More than Religion, Matters of Life and Death: Religion and Law at the Crossroads (2008)

This Article contends that excluding apparently religious perspectives from public debate may inadvertently exclude non-religious...

 

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Images, Spirituality, and Law, Journal of Law & Religion (1993)
 

Sexuality and the Law

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Construction vs. Development: Polarizing Models of Human Gestation, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (2014)
 

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On the Legal Validation of Sexual Relationships, The Jurisprudence of Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships (2010)
 

Women and the Law

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Construction vs. Development: Polarizing Models of Human Gestation, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (2014)
 

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Her Choice, Her Problem: How Having a Choice Diminishes Family Solidarity, Valparaiso University Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series (2011)

This Article explores a little-noticed dimension of abortion and assisted suicide (or voluntary euthanasia): how...

 

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Los Grandes Rechazos de la Sentencia Roe v. Wade, Revista de Derechos Humanos (2010)

Quizás mayormente a causa del poder económico de los Estados Unidos, su alta jurisprudencia constitucional...

 

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Location and Life: How Stenberg v. Carhart Undercut Roe v. Wade, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law (2003)
 

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New Constitutional and Penal Theory in Spanish Abortion Law, The American Journal of Comparative Law (1987)