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N. Gregory Smith

Professional Ethics Professor of Law and G. Frank & Winston Purvis Professor of Law

Recent Scholarship

Professor Smith taught courses in common law property, civil law property, and the legal profession.  He was designated as the Law Center’s Professor of the Year.  He spoke before groups of lawyers and judges on topics related to legal ethics and judicial ethics   He prepared a supplement for his sections of Louisiana Lawyering, a book he co-authored with Professor Frank L.  Maraist, Thomas F. Daley, and President Thomas C. Galligan, Jr.   Professor Smith chaired the Promotion and Tenure Committee and the Admissions Committee.  He served on the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee for Revision of the Code of Judicial Conduct. In June, he was designated as the new Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs.

Brief Biography

Professor Smith did his undergraduate work at Yale University, where he majored in political science and graduated with honors.  He obtained his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University, where he was an article editor for the BYU Law Review and was designated as a J. Reuben Clark Scholar. Following law school, Professor Smith was a law clerk to Judge Monroe G. McKay of the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.  He practiced law for eleven years in Phoenix, Arizona before joining the LSU Law Center faculty in 1991.  His recent published writings have dealt with judicial conduct, legal ethics, and property law.  Professor Smith was named Vice Chancellor for Finance/Business Affairs in 2012.

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B.A., 1975, Yale University
J.D., 1978, Brigham Young University

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Phone: 225/578-8492

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