Richard Stith

Professor Emeritus of Law


Ph.D., Yale (1973)
J.D., Yale (1973)
M. Phil., Yale (1971)
M.A., University of California at Berkeley (1967)
A.B., Harvard (1965)

Courses Taught

Criminal Law
Comparative Law
European Federalism
Legal Philosophy
American Legal History

Representative Scholarship

Her Choice, Her Problem: How Having a Choice Can Diminish Family Solidarity, 2 INT’L J. JURISPRUDENCE OF THE FAMILY 179 (2011)

Los grandes rechazos de la sentencia Roe v. Wade1 REVISTA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS 75 (Peru, 2010).

On the Legal Validation of Sexual Relationships, THE JURISPRUDENCE OF MARRIAGE AND OTHER INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS 143 (Wm. S. Hein & Co., 2010).

Construcción vs. desarrollo, XIX CUADERNOS DE BIOETICA 511 (Spain, 2008).

If Dorothy Had Not Had Toto to Pull Back the Wizard’s Curtain: Fabrication of Human Rights as a World Religion, 44 VAL. U. L. REV. 847 (2010).

Punishment, Invalidation, &  Non-Validation:  What H. L. A. Hart Didn’t Explain, 14 LEGAL THEORY 219 (2008).

Securing the Rule of Law Through Interpretive Pluralism: An Argument From Comparative Law, 35 Hastings Const. L.Q. 401 (2008).

Honors and Professional Activities

Board of Editors, American Journal of Comparative Law
Advisory Council, National Lawyers Association
Academic Council, Doctoral Program in Law, Universidad de los Andes, Chile