The Rupert and Timothy Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions to Pro-Life Scholarship

Each year UFL bestows the The Rupert and Timothy Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions to Pro-Life Scholarship at its annual convention.

Because of their outstanding scholarly achievement and service of the pro-life movement, UFL is proud to have honored the following individuals:

2004 -- Mr. Thomas Strahan, Esq. of Minnesota

2005 -- Rev. Thomas King, S.J., Professor of Theology at Georgetown University and founding President of UFL (2009)

2006 -- Prof. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University

2007 -- Dr. Jack Willke and Mrs. Barbara Willke, Life Issues Institute

2008 -- Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Georgetown University

2009 -- Prof. Gilbert Meilaender, Professor of Theology at Valparaiso University

2010 -- Prof. Hadley Arkes, Edmund N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions at Amherst College.

2011 -- Prof. David Solomon, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the Note Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.

2012 -- Prof. William E. May, Emeritus Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

2013 -- Prof. Ray Dennehy, Professor of Philosophy, University of San Francisco

2014 -- Prof. Helen Alvare, George Mason University, School of Law

2016 -- Fr. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., Fordham University

2017 -- Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. Ph.D., Magis Center of Reason and Faith and the Spitzer Center of Ethical Leadership