Bradley A. Smith

Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law

Bradley A. Smith

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, Kalamazoo College

Expertise

  • Campaigns
  • Campaign Finance
  • Corporate Engagement in Politics
  • Elections
  • Redistricting
  • First Amendment (Speech and Assembly)
  • Administrative Law
  • Electoral Law

Biography

Bradley A. Smith holds the Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law position at Capital University Law School.  A 2010 recipient of the Bradley Prize, he is one of the nation’s leading authorities on election law and campaign finance. 

In 2000, he was nominated by President Clinton to fill a Republican-designated seat on the Federal Election Commission, where he served for five years, including serving as Chairman of the Commission in 2004. Professor Smith has been on the Capital University Law School faculty since 1993. He also has taught law at George Mason University in Virginia.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)