Biography

Steven D. Smith

Warren Distinguished Professor of Law
Co-Executive Director, Institute for Law & Religion
Co-Executive Director, Institute for Law & Philosophy

  • JD, 1979, Yale University
  • BA, 1976, Brigham Young University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Smith teaches in the areas of law and religion, constitutional law, and torts.

Professional Experience

Smith taught at the University of Notre Dame Law School, the University of Colorado School of Law, and the University of Idaho. He was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia. Smith joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2002.

Honors and Affiliations

Smith was the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School and was the Byron R. White Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law. He is the co-director of USD’s Institute of Law and Religion.