Professor of Law
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Richard Stith teaches at Valparaiso University Law School in Indiana, where he was named the first Swygert Research Fellow in recognition of his scholarship.
Professor Stith 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.
Professor Stith has taught and published on comparative law and legal philosophy in Germany, Spain, India, China, Ukraine, Chile and Mexico. In 2001, he became the first U.S. professor to be designated by the European Commission to teach a Jean Monnet Module (on the law of the European Union). He is a consultant on the Academic Council for the doctoral program in law at the Universidad de los Andes in Chile, where he directed doctoral seminars during the summer of 2004.
Professor Stith is a member of the national Board of University Faculty for Life. 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.
1976-1977: Director, Biomedical Ethics, St. Louis Univ. School of Medicine
1980-1981: Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Poona University, India (Fulbright)
1988, fall: Visiting Professor of Law, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile (Fulbright)
1992, spring: Visiting Professor of Law, Zhongshan University, China (Fulbright)
1996, spring: Visiting Professor of Political Science, UKMA, Ukraine (Fulbright)
2000-2001: Visiting Professor of Law, U. Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico (Fulbright)
2007, fall: Visiting Scholar, Philosophy of Law, University of Valencia, Spain