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Stephen F. Smith '88

Stephen SmithProfessor of Law
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

Elected 2007 (Alumni Trustee)
A.B.  Dartmouth College
J.D.  University of Virginia

Smith earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. As a student at the law school, he served as articles editor for the Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Raven Society. Upon graduation, he clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Before returning to the law school, Smith served in the Supreme Court and appellate practice group of Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. He also served as associate majority counsel to a 1996 House of Representatives select subcommittee investigating U.S. involvement in Iranian arms transfers to Bosnia and as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law.  He is actively involved in a number of community service organizations and civic projects.

Smith's area of research is criminal law and criminal procedure. He teaches courses on criminal law, criminal adjudication and federal criminal law.

While at Dartmouth, Mr. Smith played tight end on the Freshman Football team and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.  Mr. Smith was elected to a variety of posts in his fraternity, including Vice President. 

Last Updated: 12/1/14