Professor Steven D. Smith is one of the nation’s foremost scholars in the area of law and religion, and teaches in the areas of law and religion and constitutional law. Before joining the USD law faculty in 2002, he was the Robert and Marion Short professor of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School and was, previously, the Byron R. White Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law. Among his many scholarly works are The Constitution and the Pride of Reason (Oxford University Press 1998) and Foreordained Failure: The Quest for a Constitutional Principle of Religious Freedom (Oxford University Press 1995). Smith’s articles on law and religion and constitutional law have been published in the Michigan Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Texas Law Review.
B.A. 1976, Brigham Young University; J.D. 1979, Yale University