St. Mary's School of Law 1 Camino Santa MariaSan Antonio, TX 78228 +1-210-436-3011 St. Mary's School of Law logo St. Mary's University

David A. Dittfurth

Professor of Law


  • 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.


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

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