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B.A., 1975, Yale University
J.D., 1978, Brigham Young University

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N. Gregory Smith

Professional Ethics Professorship 1, 2, and 3 and G. Frank and Winston Purvis Professorship
Professor Emeritus


Professor Smith did his undergraduate work at Yale University, where he majored in political science and graduated with honors.  He obtained his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University, where he was an article editor for the BYU Law Review and was designated as a J. Reuben Clark Scholar. Following law school, Professor Smith was a law clerk to Judge Monroe G. McKay of the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.  He practiced law for eleven years in Phoenix, Arizona before joining the LSU Law Center faculty in 1991.  His recent published writings have dealt with judicial conduct, legal ethics, and property law.  Professor Smith was named Vice Chancellor for Finance/Business Affairs in 2012.

Courses Taught

Legal Profession, Commercial Paper, Common Law Property, Civil Law Property, Land Use Planning

Selected Publications

Law Review Articles

N. Gregory Smith, Judicial Disqualification in America, 2 Int'l. J. of Procedural Law 297 (2012).

N. Gregory Smith, Missed Opportunities: Louisiana's Version of the Rules of Professional Conduct, 61 La. Law Rev. 1 (2000).

N. Gregory Smith, Judicial Discipline, A Few Notes About the American Experience, 71 Int'l Rev. of Penal L. 277 (2000).


N. Gregory Smith, Louisiana Lawyering (2007) with Thomas Daley, Thomas Galligan & Frank L. Maraist.

N. Gregory Smith, Louisiana Judicial Conduct (2006).

Chapters in Books

N. Gregory Smith, Some Lessons in Legal Ethics, in 60th Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law 515 (2009).

N. Gregory Smith, Public Housing, in Thompson on Real Property (2007).

N. Gregory Smith, Tenant Rights and Landlord Duties, in Thompson on Real Property (2007).

N. Gregory Smith, Landlord Rights and Tenant Duties, in Thompson on Real Property (2007).

N. Gregory Smith, Legal Ethics–What’s Going on Now?, in Fifty-Third Annual Institute on Mineral Law (2007).

N. Gregory Smith, La Propriete Immobiliere, in Droit des Etats-Unis (1994).