Prof. Jane F. Adolphe

Prof. Jane F. Adolphe

Professor at Ave Maria School of Law

Jane Adolphe is an Associate Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, in Naples, Florida, where she has taught, since 2001, and as an expert with the Holy See, Secretariat of State, Relations with States, residing in Rome, since 2011. She has Licentiate and Doctorate in Canon law (J.C.L/J.C.D) from the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome, Italy; Common Law and Civil Law degrees (LL.B/B.C.L.) from University of McGill, Montreal, Canada; and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Calgary, Canada. She is the author of various articles, encyclopedia entries and book chapters, including “Reconceiving the Family” (Cambridge Univ. Press: 2006) and the co-editor of “St. Paul, the Natural Law and Contemporary Legal Theory” (Lexington: 2012). She has served as Visiting Fellow in Canon Law, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Canada and as a member of the Editorial Board of the Canon Law “Gratianus Series.” She began her legal career clerking for the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench, after practicing with the Law Firm of Bennett Jones Verchere, she served as a prosecutor with the Alberta Crown Prosecutor’s Office, then later as a legal consultant for a law firm in Rome, Italy and as a legal advisor to the Holy See from 2003 to 2011, which included her participation on various delegations of the Holy See at Conferences and meetings within the United Nations system. Her courses have included Canon Law, International law and the Holy See, International Law, and International Human Rights. She writes in the field of International Human Rights as they relate to the Holy See and the rights of children, women, parents and the family.