The Center Director is David M. Smolin, Harwell G. Davis Professor of Constitutional Law at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. Professor Smolin teaches in the areas of constitutional law, family law, juvenile law, criminal law, bioethics, international human rights, children’s rights, and wills.
Smolin has taught as an adjunct or visiting professor at the the following locations: the University of Alabama Law School, Samford University's Beeson Divinity School, Regent University Law School, Handong International School of Law (South Korea) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Public Health.
Smolin has published extensively in the areas of adoption, child labor, children’s rights, child and human trafficking, constitutional reproductive issues, bioethics, and theology and law. Most of his adoption-related articles are available at http://works.bepress.com/david_smolin/. These articles have a total of more than 34,000 downloads. He serves as an independent expert on Intercountry Adoption for the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
He has presented on adoption and/or children’s issues at the following symposiums:
Smolin frequently serves as a background source for media, has been quoted on adoption issues for the New York Times, and has written on adoption as an invited expert for the Room for Debate New York Times opinion blog. Together, he works together with his wife, Desiree Smolin, on children’s issues and analysis and reform of adoption systems and practices. In addition, he has been interviewed on adoption or children’s issues for China Radio Today (China Radio International), Danish Public Radio, Radio Netherlands, UNICEF’s “Beyond School Books” Podcast Series, and National Public Radio (Morning Edition and The Takeaway).
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