Robert H. Smith
|Professor of Law
| S H O R T B I O G R A P H Y
University of Chicago Law School: Clinical Fellow, 1972-1975. Boston College Law School: Assistant/Associate/ Professor of Law, 1975-1999; Associate Dean, 1986-1990; Acting Dean 1990. Suffolk University Law School: Professor of Law, 1999 – present; Dean, 1999-2007.
AB, Wesleyan University; JD, University of Chicago.
Constitutional Law; Mediation; Supreme Court Seminar; Clinical Teaching
Volunteer Mediator, Framingham Court Mediation Services (FCMS) and Community Dispute Settlement Center (CDSC); Mediation Trainer, Newton North High School; Board of Directors: FCMS, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Second Step.
Chapter on Civil Procedure, in ANNUAL SURVEY OF MASSACHUSETTS LAW (1984)
| S E L E C T E D P U B L I C A T I O N S
The Librarian’s Risk of Irrelevance (in the Eyes of the Law School Dean), 95 LAW LIBRARY J. 421 (2003)
Uncoupling the "centrist bloc"--An Empirical Analysis of the Thesis of a Dominant, Moderate Bloc on the United States Supreme Court, 62 TENN L. REV. 1 (1994)
Justice Souter Joins the Rehnquist Court: An Empirical Study of Supreme Court Voting patterns, 41 KANSAS L. REV. 11 (1992)
Pennhurst v. Halderman: The Eleventh Amendment, Erie and Pendent State Law Claims, 34 BUFFALO L. REV. 227 (1985)
Full Faith and Credit and Section 1983: A Reappraisal, 63 N.C.L. REV. 59 (1984)
Testing the Patterns, 1 33 BOSTON COLLEGE L AW SCHOOL (1993)
Who will succeed Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens?, 04/14/10. (NECN Sidebar Series)
The impact of budget cuts on the courts, 05/03/10. (NECN Sidebar Series)
Supreme Court Nomination of Elena Kagan, 05/11/10. (NECN Sidebar Series)
| C O N T A C T I N F O
Prof. Robert H. Smith
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
, Suite 310-G
Boston, MA 02108-4977