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Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Law

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 3132
    (309) 677-2519


LL.M., Notre Dame Law School
J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
B.S., Criminal Justice, Arizona State University



Tyler J. Smith joined the Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Law Department in 2018. His work experience includes service as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Ivy Tech Community College, a law clerk for the Family Court of the State of Delaware and the Indiana State Personnel Department, as well as other positions with state and local agencies. Tyler also served for 14 years in the Army National Guard.


  • BLW 342, Legal Environment of Business
  • BLW 355, Labor-Management Relations


Tyler has published in several law journals and currently serves as a Staff Editor for the Atlantic Law Journal, a publication of the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He has also contributed to the Guantanamo Bay Fair Trial Manual used by NGOs, as well as professional blogs. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and human rights, and corporate ethics.

Selected Publications and Contributions

Young, J., Smith, T., Zheng, S. Call Me BIG PAPA: An Extension of Mason’s Information Ethics Framework to Big Data, Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (Forthcoming 2020).

Rethinking U.S. Labor Law: A Comparison of Property Interests and Ethics in German Labor Law, Houston Journal of International Law (Forthcoming 2020)

Haystack in a Hurricane: Mandated Disclosure and the Sectoral Approach to the Right to Privacy, Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin (2020). 

A Lost Generation: Syrian Refugees and the Right to Education in Turkey, Fordham International Law Journal, Volume 42, Issue 1, 127-152 (2018). 

A Bridge too Rigid: A Comparative Study of American and German Constitutional Rigidity, New York International Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2017).

Criminalization of HIV: Spread of the Viral Underclass, Indiana Law Review Blog (March 2016).

Haystack in a Hurricane: Mandated Disclosure and the Sectoral Approach to the Right to Privacy, Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin (forthcoming 2019). 

Kosher Babies: How Israel’s Approach to IVF Can Guide the United States in Fighting Separation of Church and State Abuses, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 2, 292-335 (2016).

Contributor the Guantanamo Bay Fair Trial Manual, Rights/ Interests of JTF-GTMO, pages 213-220.

Contributor to the GITMO Observer Blog (