George P. Smith II
George P. Smith II
Visiting Scholar
June 2014

Visiting Scholar

George P. Smith is Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. He has had previous law teaching affiliations at the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Georgetown, George Washington and Notre Dame. His core teaching areas are property law, land use and environmental law. His areas of specialization are law, science and medicine - specifically bioethics and health law. He is the Founding Faculty Editor of The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy here at the Law School. He has held over 85 research appointments with institutions including: the medical schools at the universities of Chicago, Columbia, Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington, as well as the universities of Arizona State; Auckland; New Zealand; British Columbia; Cambridge; McGill; Oxford; Sydney, Australia; The Hoover Institution, The Max Planck Institute, Germany; The Rockefeller Foundation; Bellagio, Italy, Trinity College at Dublin University; Dartmouth College; The Free University of Berlin; Princeton Seminary and the divinity schools at Cambridge, Yale and Vanderbilt.

In 1984, Professor Smith received an Australian-American Fulbright award to teach at the University of New South Wales as The Fulbright Visiting Professor of Law and Medical Jurisprudence. He has also held teaching appointments as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, in 2005, and as the Parsons Visiting Professor of Law at The University of Sydney in 2003 and in 1998, and as Visiting Professor of Law at The University of New South Wales in 2001, 1990 and 1987.

Widely published and recognized as a leading national and international scholar, he has a bibliography of over 180 entries which includes 14 books, 21 monographs and 152 law review articles, book chapters and essays. His contributions to the legal profession were recognized by Indiana University in 1998 when he was awarded an LL.D. degree, Honoris Causa. He is listed in Who's Who in the World and Outstanding Writers of the 20th Century as well as WHO's WHO IN AMERICAN EDUCATION and WHO's WHO in AMERICAN LAW. He is a life member of the American Law Institute.

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