Biography


Professor Sophie Smyth joined the Temple Law School faculty in Fall 2007. Before coming to Temple, Professor Smyth was an international finance lawyer in the legal department of the World Bank, where she worked for 17 years. She also taught law for two years as a Visiting Professor at American University, Washington College of Law, while on sabbatical from the World Bank.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Professor Smyth worked as a litigator, first as Special Assistant to the Director of Appeals in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit and, subsequently, as Trial Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She served as judicial law clerk to Judge Hugh Bownes on the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Smyth's scholarship explores the legal and policy challenges posed by the increasing globalization of philanthropy and the links between such philanthropy and more traditional sources of international development aid. In particular, she focuses on the creation of global funds designed to address global problems, such as the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund and the Global Fund for HIV Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis, and other innovative financing mechanisms that combine public and private financing targeted at reducing poverty in the developing world.





Sophie E. Smyth

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