Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2000

Publication Citation

7 Indiana Journal of Legal Studies 425 (2000)


[The George P. Smith, II, Distinguished Visiting Professorship-Chair

of Law and Legal Research endowment was established by George P.

Smith to broaden students' exposure to scholars and judges of national

and international reputation and to allow distinguished visiting scholars

the opportunity to do research at Indiana University and share their

ideas with the faculty and students of the Indiana University School of

Law and Indiana University. George P. Smith, an Indiana native,

received his B.S. degree in business, economics, and public policy in

1961 from Indiana University and his J. D. from the Indiana University

School of Law in 1964. He was awarded an LL.M from Columbia

University in 1975 and an Honorary Degree from Indiana University in

1998. George P. Smith has been a professor of law at The Catholic

University of America, in Washington, D.C., since 1977.

To inaugurate this endowment, the Honorable Michael D. Kirby of the

High Court of Australia delivered the following lecture on January 26,

2000. Justice Kirby received his B.A., LL.M, and BEc from Sydney

University and is internationally recognized for his work in bio-ethics,

human rights, and international law. In 1991, Justice Kirby was

awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal. He currently serves as

the president of the International Commission of Jurists.]