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About Glenn C. Smith

LL.M. Georgetown University [public interest law]
J.D. New York University [Order of the Coif]
B.A. George Washington University [valedictorian, interdisciplinary public affairs]
Professor Smith's background reflects a continuous interest in "the intersection of law, government, and politics." As an undergraduate at George Washington and a Root-Tilden Scholar at New York University, he pursued this interest in the classroom and through internships with a national political party and two members of Congress. After law school Smith served as a legal counsel to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. A past Chair of the Section on Legislation of the Association of American Law Schools, he participates frequently in media interviews and public affairs programs about constitutional controversies and the Supreme Court. He has published articles on free speech issues involved in medical research, privacy concerns posed by emerging telecommunication technologies, and on the proper interpretation of federal statutes. His most recent article, appearing in the University of Colorado Law Review, proposed a new approach to judicial interpretation of legislation passed by voter initiative.
Smith is the creator of a nationally-recognized seminar in which law students learn about the Supreme Court by role-playing as lawyers arguing before it and current justices. He has worked on a program for enhancing high school students' knowledge of constitutional law, and he was national president of Prison Possibilities, Inc., which sponsored innovative training programs to reduce prison inmate recidivism. In addition to his regular law school courses, Smith teaches the special Summer Enrichment Program for newly admitted students.


Present Chair, J.D./Ph.D. Dual Degree Program in Political Science, California Western School of Law
Present Professor of Law, California Western School of Law
Present Visiting Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, California Western School of Law

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