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Paul M. Smith

Paul M. Smith

Georgetown University Law School
Vice President, Litigation and Strategy, Campaign Legal Center
Visiting Professor
Washington, DC, USA


Mr. Smith, a veteran Supreme Court litigator, has argued 20 cases in that Court, including Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n, involving the First Amendment and video games, and this Term’s partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford.

Smith has received many honors for his work involving civil liberties and civil rights, including, in 2010, the Thurgood Marshall Award awarded by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society, a former board member and co-chair of Lambda Legal, and the current President of the DC Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Amherst College. 

Smith got his B.A. from Amherst and his J.D. from Yale Law School.  He then clerked for Judge James L. Oakes of the Second Circuit and for Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.

Paul M. Smith is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Developments in First Amendment Law (June 2015–July 2016) - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2016, Thursday, November 10, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment First Amendment Jurisprudence - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Friday, November 17, 2017, New York, NY
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