David M.  Smolin
Harwell G. Davis Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Center for Children, Law and Ethics
Cumberland School of Law
Cumberland School of Law
Office: Robinson Hall 
Email: dmsmolin@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2418

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.

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