The School of Canon Law and The Kelly-Quinn Chair of Ecclesiastical and Legal History

Ludwig Kuttner

Son of Stephan Kuttner


 A Son’s Memories of Stephan Kuttner


Ludwig G. Kuttner is Stephan Georg Kuttner’s oldest son.  Stephan Kuttner taught at Catholic University from 1940 to 1964.  He continued the great tradition within the Church of lay canon lawyers with children dating back to Johannes Andreae († 1348).  While at CUA he taught the history of canon law and established the Institute of Medieval Canon Law, which became a world renowned  center for the study of the history of canon law.  He founded a journal that is still published at CUA, the Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law and also established a series that was devoted to publishing texts, monographs, and conference proceedings, the Monumenta iuris canonici.  Kuttner left CUA for Yale University and later moved to the University of California Berkeley.  He died 1996.  The School of Canon Law has established a chair to honor his memory.   Please join the Kuttners and the School of Canon Law for a reception after the lecture.