BYU's "The Universe" Profiles Gordon Smith '90
From the BYU Universe:
For Gordon Smith it’s not about the fight, it’s about the handshake.
“When it comes right down to it, it’s all about relationships,” Smith said.
Smith, a former lawyer and current law professor at BYU, is using his career experience to teach his students about cooperation. He explained he was a transactional lawyer, a lawyer who brings two parties together instead of separating them.
“My job was to help people make deals,” Smith said. “It was negotiating and drafting contracts. I always thought there was something noble in that because you were trying to help people to do something productive and to set up their relationship in a way that it would remain cooperative.”
Smith has been teaching at BYU since 2007 and is currently the Associate Dean and Glen L. Farr Professor of Law. He teaches several classes in the law school including Business Associations, Corporate Finance, Law & Entrepreneurship, Securities Regulation and Contracts.
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