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Terry Smith

  • Distinguished Research Professor of Law
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-5760
  • 823 O'Malley Place

A well-known employment and labor law and voting rights scholar, Professor Terry Smith was a professor of law at Fordham University, where he taught civil procedure, employment law, labor law and public sector labor law, and voting rights. Professor Smith received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, magna cum laude, and his law degree from New York University. While a law student, he was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow, recipient of the Leonard M. Henkin Prize, and articles editor of the Annual Survey of American Law. After law school, Professor Smith clerked for the Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis.


BA, Brown University; JD, New York University

Courses Taught

  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Voting Rights


  • Articles
  • Books
  • Miscellaneous


2009 With B. Ross II, "Minimum Responsiveness and the Political Exclusion of the Poor." 72 Law & Contemp. Probs. 197 (2009) string;#Click Here
2009 Symposium, Law and Politics in the 21st Century: Disappearing Districts: Minority Vote Dilution Doctrine as Politics. 93 Minn. L. Rev. 1680 (2009) string;#Click Here
2008 Speaking Against Norms: Public Discourse and the Economy of Racialization in the Workplace. 57 Am.U.L.Rev. 523 (2008) string;#Click Here
2006 Symposium, The Promise of Voter Equality: Examining the Voting Rights Act at Forty: White Dollars, Black Candidates: Inequality and Agency in Campaign Finance Law. 57 S.C.L.Rev. 735 (2006) string;#Click Here
2006 Symposium, The Jurisprudence of Justice Stevens: Equal Favoritism Under the Law and Intelligent Design in Redistricting. 74 FordhamL.Rev. 2259 (2006) string;#Click Here
2005 Autonomy Versus Equality: Voting Rights Rediscovered. 57 Ala.L.Rev. 261 (2005) string;#Click Here
2003 Symposium, Combating Subtle Discrimination in the Workplace: Everyday Indignities: Race, Retaliation, and the Promise of Title VII. 34 Colum. Hum. Rts. L.Rev. 529 (2003) string;#Click Here
2001 Symposium, Democracy in America: Race and Money in Politics . 79 N.C.L. Rev. 1469 (2001) string;#Click Here
2000 Symposium, Law and Political Parties: Parties and Transformative Politics. 100 Colum.L.Rev. 845 (2000) string;#Click Here
1996 Rediscovering the Sovereignty of the People: the Case for Senate Districts. 75 N.C.L.Rev. 1 (1996) string;#Click Here
1988 Election Law: Election Laws and First Amendment Freedoms-Confusion and Clarification by the Supreme Court. 1988 Ann. Surv. of Am. L. 597 string;#Click Here


2012 Barack Obama, Post-Racialism and the New Politics of Triangulation (Palgrave Macmillan 2012) string;#


2012 Abetting inequality in post-racial U.S. Philadelphia Inquirer. (February 2, 2012). string;#Click Here
2012 Reconsidering the controversial Rev. Wright. Philadelphia Inquirer. (June 6, 2012). string;#Click Here
2011 Labor's Wobbly Last Bastion. Philadelphia Inquirer. (February 22, 2011). string;#Click Here
2010 Election Shows Post-Racial America Is a Long Way Off. AOL News (November 8, 2010). string;#Click Here
2010 Dysfunctional Democracy: U.S. Senate Will Now Have Zero African Americans. The Huffington Post (November 2, 2010) string;#Click Here
2010 Why We Have, and Should Keep, the 17th Amendment. L.A. Times. (October 22, 2010). title=Full Text via L. A. Times">Full text via L.A. Times string;#Click Here