Professor Scott FitzGibbon is a graduate of the Harvard Law School where he was an
Articles Officer of the Harvard Law Review, and of Oxford University where he studied
legal philosophy. He teaches Jurisprudence, Corporations, Securities Regulation, and
Contracts and has taught courses in the Law and Theory of Marriage, Equity, and
Professional Responsibility. 

Professor FitzGibbon is the co-editor of The Jurisprudence of Marriage and Other Intimate
Relationships and co-author of Glazer and FitzGibbon on Legal Opinions: Drafting,
Interpreting and Supporting Closing Opinions in Business Transactions, and of numerous
articles on legal philosophy, the family, and business law including the "The
Failure of the Freedom-Based and Utilitarian Justifications for Assisted Suicide,"
in the American Journal of Jurisprudence. He is a member of the American Law Institute,
the International Society of Family Law, and the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. 

Professor FitzGibbon is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of the
Jurisprudence of the Family and Senior Vice President of the International Academy for
the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family. 

Books

The Jurisprudence of Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships (2010)

Contains essays about the basic meaning and principles underlying legal regulation of marriage and other...

 

Articles

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The Biological Basis for the Recognition of the Family, (Forthcoming) (2012)

The family is matter of heart and blood. It is created, in part, by physical...

 
Educational Justice and the Recognition of Marriage, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal (2011)
 

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Parent, Child, Husband, Wife: When Recognition Fails, Tragedy Ensues, Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law (2011)

This article briefly notes some developments in the law and society of our present age...

 

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"That Man is You!" The Juristic Person and Faithful Love, International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family (2010)
 

Contributions to Books

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"Just Like Little Dogs": The Law Should Speak with Veracity and Respect, The Jurisprudence of Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships (2010)

This article proposes veracity and respect as basic guides for law. It thus supplements dominant...

 
The Principles of Justice in Procreative Affiliations, What's the Harm? Does Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Really Harm Individuals, Families, or Society? (2008)

What's the Harm? is an interdisciplinary collection of perspectives on the question of harm--whether legalizing...

 

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Procreative Justice and the Recognition of Marriage, Family and the Law in the 21st Century: Festschrift in Honor of Koji Ono on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday (2007)

This paper proposes that fully procreatively just affiliations -– the ones which satisfy the criteria...

 
The Seduction of Lydia Bennet and the Jurisprudence of the Juristic Society, Family Law: Balancing Interests and Pursuing Priorities: Selected Papers Presented at the 12th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23, 2005 (2007)

The theme of the 12th World Conference of the ISFL is The Family Law –...

 
A City Without Duty, Fault, or Shame, Reconceiving the Family: Critique on the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (2006)

This book provides a critical examination of and reflection on the American Law Institute's (ALI)...

 

Selected Professional Activities

Co-Organizer: Symposium on the Jurisprudence of Family Relations: Privacy, Autonomy, and Should States Regulate Family Relations?, International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family (2013)

Professor FitzGibbon served as a co-organizer for the Symposium on the Jurisprudence of Family Relations:...

 
Harmonious Discourse and the Good of Family Law, North American Regional Conference, International Society of Family Law (2013)

On June 6, 2013, Professor FitzGibbon presented at the North American Regional Conference for the...

 
Member, International Chair on Natural Law and Human Personhood, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (2013)
 
Deeper Meaning of Equal Protection, Paper delivered at Brigham Young University (2012)