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Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Spring 2003


Henry Smith is a Professor of Law at the Yale Law School, where he teaches in the areas of property, contracts, and taxation. He holds an AB in German from Harvard, an AM in German and a PhD in Linguistics from Stanford, and a JD from Yale. He clerked for the Hon. Ralph K. Winter, United States Court of Appeals, and has taught at the Northwestern University School of Law. He has written primarily on the law and economics of property. As a linguist, he is the author of Restrictiveness in Case Theory (Cambridge, 1996).