Prof. Bradley A. Smith

Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
Bradley A. Smith

Bradley A. Smith holds the Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law position at Capital University Law School.  A 2010 recipient of the Bradley Prize, he is one of the nation’s leading authorities on election law and campaign finance. 

In 2000, he was nominated by President Clinton to fill a Republican-designated seat on the Federal Election Commission, where he served for five years, including serving as Chairman of the Commission in 2004. Professor Smith has been on the Capital University Law School faculty since 1993. He also has taught law at George Mason University in Virginia.

  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, Kalamazoo College

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Upcoming Events
2017 National Student Symposium - "The First Amendment in Contemporary Society"
Columbia Law School - March 3-4, 2017
March 03, 2017
Publications and Multimedia
Who Wins at Administrative Hopscotch? - Event Audio/Video
Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 20, 2016
Amending the Bill of Rights - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
June 18, 2014
American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 06-29-12 featuring Bradley Smith
June 29, 2012
Applying Citizens United - Podcast
Free Speech and Election Law Practice Group Podcast
May 10, 2012
Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 08-15-11 featuring Bradley A. Smith
August 15, 2011
Anonymity and The First Amendment - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2010
Doe v. Reed - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 07-19-10 featuring Bradley A. Smith
July 19, 2010
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission – Post-Decision Debate SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 01-22-10 featuring Edward B. Foley, Erik S. Jaffe, & Bradley A. Smith
January 22, 2010
SCOTUScast 7-19-09 featuring Bradley Smith
Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company
July 19, 2009
SCOTUScast 5-22-09 - Caperton Debate
Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company
May 22, 2009
Election Finance and 527s - Event Audio/Video
2008 Election Law Conference
October 07, 2008
Should "Committing Politics" be a Crime? The Case for Deregulating Campaign Finance
Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 1997
July 01, 1997