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About N. Gregory Smith

Professor Smith did his undergraduate work at Yale University, where he majored in political science and graduated with honors. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University, where he was an article editor for the BYU Law Review and was designated as a J. Reuben Clark Scholar. Following law school, Professor Smith was a law clerk to Judge Monroe G. McKay of the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He practiced law for eleven years in Phoenix, Arizona before joining the LSU Law Center faculty in 1991. His recent published writings have dealt with judicial conduct, legal ethics, and property law. Professor Smith was named Vice Chancellor for Finance/Business Affairs in 2012.


Present Associate Dean for Business and Financial Affairs, Louisiana State University Law Center
Present Professional Ethics Professor of Law and G. Frank & Winston Purvis Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law Center

Curriculum Vitae


  • Legal Profession
  • Commercial Paper
  • Common Law Property
  • Civil Law Property
  • Land Use Planning

Contact Information

N. Gregory Smith
Vice Chancellor for Finance/Business Affairs
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
1 E. Campus Dr.
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office: 400