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David M. Smolin 

Harwell G. Davis Professor of Constitutional Law & Director, Center for Children, Law and Ethics

Department: Cumberland School of Law
Office: ROBSN 

Degrees and Certifications

  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1986. Order of the Coif
  • B.A., New College of the University of South Florida, applied psychology, 1980
  • Biography

    Joined faculty in 1987

    Teaching & Research Interests: Bioethics & Biotechnology; Intellectual Property; International Human Rights; Children's Issues; Family & Juvenile Law; Constitutional law; Estates and Trusts; Criminal Law

    Expert in Bioethics and Biotechnology Issues; Reproductive Constitutional Issues; International Children's Issues (adoption, children's rights, child labor, child trafficking, Rushton Distinguished Lecture Series); Family & Juvenile Law; Law and Religion

    Clerk, Senior Judge George Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1986-87

    Testified before legislative committees in the U.S. Congress and five states on constitutional issues.

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      Awarded in the summer 2014 Public Interest Fellowship Program to 78 students