Jonathan Smith

Assistant Professor of Practice and Director, Entrepreneurship Clinic


J.D., 2013, Stanford Law School
Ph.D., 2010, University of Michigan
A.B., 1998, Stanford University

Phone / Email

Phone:  (314) 935-7238
Email: jwsmith@wustl.edu 

Curriculum Vitae



Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 125

Courses Taught

Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic


Jonathan W. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic. Jonathan joined the law school after serving as Deputy City Attorney for Redwood City, California, where he handled transactional, land use, and real estate matters. He previously advised start-up companies on venture capital financings, entity formation, and corporate governance matters as part of the corporate group at Fenwick & West LLP. While at Fenwick, he also represented private companies in initial public offerings and M&A transactions. Before practicing law, Jonathan taught English at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.