David M. Smolin

Harwell G. Davis Professor of Constitutional Law & Director, Center for Children, Law and Ethics


Cumberland School of Law
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35229

B.A., New College of the University of South Florida, applied psychology, 1980

J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1986. Order of the Coif

Clerk, Senior Judge George Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1986-87

Joined Cumberland faculty: 1987

Teaching and 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

Testified before legislative committees in the U.S. Congress and five states on constitutional issues.



Rushton Lecture Series 2005 Media Files:

Richard Cross
High Quality Video (wmv - 118MB)
Low Quality Video (wmv - 44MB)
MP3 (17MB)
Transcript (PDF)

Transcript prepared by student research assistants at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. See www.brandeis.edu/investigate for further materials on intercountry adoption.

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