Peter J. Smith

Peter J. Smith

Title: Professor of Law

Telephone: 202.994.4797

B.A., Yale University; J.D., Harvard University

Specialties/Areas of Expertise:
Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, Federalism


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Brief Bio:

  • Former clerk for Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • At the U.S. Department of Justice's civil appellate division, Professor Smith defended the constitutionality of a number of federal statutes, including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Food and Drug Modernization Act, in cases that ultimately were resolved by the Supreme Court
  • His articles on constitutional law have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the Duke Law Journal, among others.