University Faculty for Life conference at St. Thomas in late May 2015

The annual meeting of University Faculty for Life will be held at the University of St. Thomas Law School on May 29-31, 2015. We have had two successful conferences at St. Thomas (2004 and 2009) and I hope many of you will return for this year’s conference. See here for registration information.

I just received this note from Professor Barbara Freres who is organizing the conference program:

It is not too late to propose a scholarly presentation of your own prolife work. Paper proposals should be one page (maximum) and should include the working title of the proposed paper, author’s name, affiliation, full contact information, and a brief abstract or outline. Proposals should be sent by April 20th, 2015, to Professor Barbara Freres at



Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers, the Vice-President of UFL, is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, and Religious Freedom. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and earned his law degree at Notre Dame, where he won the law school's highest academic prize. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge John F. Kilkenny of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Myers also worked for Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C. He taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He is a co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (Catholic University of American Press, 2004) and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, 2007). He has also published extensively on constitutional law in law reviews and also testified before Congressional and state legislative hearings on life issues. Married to Mollie Murphy, who is also on the faculty at Ave Maria School of Law, they are the proud parents of six children - Michael, Patrick, Clare, Kathleen, Matthew, and Andrew.