Fred Smith Associate Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law

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Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional litigation
  • Federal courts


Fred Smith Jr., associate professor at Emory University School of Law, is a scholar of the federal judiciary and constitutional law. His research focuses on accountability, federal jurisdiction and state sovereignty.

Smith clerked for Judge Myron Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama; Judge Barrington D. Parker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Supreme Court. His work has appeared in Harvard Law ReviewStanford Law ReviewColumbia Law Review, New York University Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review and Fordham Law Review. He is a frequent commentator for national media including The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR.