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  • LL.M., University of Texas, Austin, 1973
  • J.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1967
  • B.A., University of Texas, Austin, 1965

Specialties and Courses

  • Federal constitutional law
  • Federal courts
  • Civil procedure


Dittfurth has taught at St. Mary’s since 1975. He was Associate Dean, Student and Academic Affairs, for St. Mary’s Law School from 1989-93. He taught at St. Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria. He has received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from the St. Mary’s Alumni Association.



  • Learning Civil Procedure, Carolina Academic Press, 2007.
  • “The Concepts and Methods of Federal Civil Procedure,” published in 1999 by Carolina Academic Press.


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