Steven R. Smith, J.D., M.A.
President, Dean and Professor of Law at California Western School of Law, San Diego
Steven Smith’s research interests include confidentiality and privilege, withholding treatment, malpractice, mental health care delivery and expert witnesses. He has written widely in the areas of law and ethics in medicine and mental health services. In the past, he has taught at the law schools at Cleveland State University and the University of Louisville and has received awards for creative teaching, outstanding scholarship and distinguished service. Dean Smith has served on a number of national and state boards, including service as Chair of the California Law School Council, Secretary of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs and Chair of the Council of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.