Henry E. Smith. Fessenden Professor of Law and Director of the Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School.
Smith teaches in the areas of property, intellectual property, natural resources, and taxation. After law school he clerked for the Hon. Ralph K. Winter, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and has taught at the Northwestern University School of Law and Yale Law School. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and was the William K. Jacobs, Jr. Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in the spring of 2006. In 2003 he was awarded a Berlin Prize Fellowship by the American Academy in Berlin. Professor Smith has written primarily on the law and economics of property and intellectual property, including Intellectual Property as Property: Delineating Entitlements in Information, Self-Help and the Nature of Property, Exclusion and Property Rules in the Law of Nuisance, and The Language of Property: Form, Context, and Audience. He holds an A.B. from Harvard, a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford, and a J.D. from Yale.
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- Does Equity Pass the Laugh Test?: A Response to Oliar and Sprigman, 95 Va. L. Rev. in Brief 9(2009), Henry E. Smith.
- Community and Custom in Property, 10 Theoretical Inq. L. 5 (2009), Henry E. Smith.
- Principles of Patent Law (Foundation Press 5th ed. 2011), F. Scott Kieff, Pauline Newman, Herbert F. Schwartz, Henry Smith.
- Reacting to the Spending Spree: Policy Changes We Can Afford (2009). A publication of the Hoover Institution’s Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity. Richard A. Epstein, Stephen Haber, F. Scott Kieff, Henry E. Smith, et al.