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New Issue of Pro Vita (University Faculty for Life newsletter) now available

Here is a link to the new issue of Pro Vita, the University Faculty for Life newsletter. This is the Fall/Winter 2019 issue. Many thanks to Dr. Margaret Hughes for her work editing the newsletter!!!!

The issue features information about our annual conference, which will be held on June 5-6, 2020 at st. John’s University. That conference will feature keynote talks by George Weigel and Rev. Joseph Koterski S.J. The Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions to Pro-life scholarship will be given to Professor Teresa Collett.



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.