Loren A. Smith

Distinguished Adjunct Professor

B.A., Northwestern University; J.D., Northwestern University

Contact Information

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  • Address: George Mason University School of Law
    3301 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

HONORABLE LOREN A. SMITH, a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, is a distinguished adjunct professor of law. Judge Smith was appointed to the bench on July 11, 1985, and was designated chief judge on January 14, 1986. After serving 15 years as chief judge, Judge Smith took senior status on July 11, 2000. Judge Smith formerly served as chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States (1981-85), during which time he was also a member of the president's Cabinet Councils on Legal Policy and on Management and Administration. He also served as the chairman of the Council of Independent Regulatory Agencies. Judge Smith was deputy director of the Executive Branch Management Office of Presidential Transition (1980-81); chief counsel, Reagan for President campaigns (1976 and 1980); professor of law, Delaware Law School (1976-84); special assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia (1974-75); assistant to the special counsel to the president (1973-74); general attorney, Federal Communications Commission (1973); and consultant, Sidley & Austin, Chicago (1972-73). Judge Smith is the author of numerous articles, including "The Aging of Administrative Law: The Administrative Conference Reaches Early Retirement," Arizona State Law Journal, 1998; "Renovation of an Old Court," Federal Bar News and Journal, September 1993; and "A Spring Thaw in Estonia," Washington Times, April 11, 1992.

Judge Smith has taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Washington College of Law, American University; the Georgetown University Law Center; and the Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America.

Judge Smith earned his B.A. (1966) and J.D. (1969) from Northwestern University.