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