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Law professor Gordon Smith to address BYU devotional June 26

Gordon Smith, associate dean and professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, will give an address titled “What’s in a Name?” at the weekly Brigham Young University devotional Tuesday, June 26, at 11:05 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

It will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYUtv, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and at, as well as on campus in the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center. The Joseph Smith Building auditorium will not show this devotional. For rebroadcast and reprint information, visit or

Smith's research focuses on corporate and securities law, with particular emphases on Delaware corporate law and entrepreneurial finance. His work has appeared in many top law reviews, and he has co-authored a popular casebook, “Business Organizations: Cases, Problems & Case Studies,” with Professor Cynthia Williams of the University of Illinois Law School.

Prior to joining the BYU law faculty, Smith taught law at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as associate director of the Initiative for Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship (InSiTE). He also taught at Lewis & Clark Law School and has been a visiting professor of law at Vanderbilt University, Arizona State University and Washington University. He has taught courses at universities in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Germany and Hong Kong.

Before entering academe,  Smith clerked for Judge W. Eugene Davis in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was an associate in the Delaware office of the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

For more information, contact Gordon Smith at (801) 422-3233.

Writer: Preston Wittwer

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