Lawrence v. Texas: 18 Years Later


Paul M. Smith

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At an April 6 event co-sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Women's Law Caucus (WLC), and the Student Bar Association (SBA), Catholic Law students, faculty, and staff gathered virtually for a discussion regarding “Lawrence v. Texas: 18 years later,” led by the litigator who argued the case before the Supreme Court—Paul M. Smith. Smith is a Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law, as well as the Vice President for Litigation and Strategy at the Campaign Legal Center. Until 2017, Smith worked in private practice at Jenner & Block LLP. He has presented oral arguments in 21 Supreme Court cases, Lawrence v. Texas among them.