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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 17, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. David Smith

Associate Professor
Early Modern Britain; Atlantic World; Business History

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3321

Office Location: 2-118

Personal Website:
Academic Background
BA (History and English) York University
PhD Harvard University


David Smith teaches courses on the Anglo-Atlantic world and business history. His research explores issues in law and business, and he was recently awarded a SSHRC IDG grant for a project exploring  the development of the corporation and public expectations of corporate responsibility.

Recently published in the Journal of Legal History, Law and History Review, Historical Research and the Canadian Journal of History, David Smith has recently completed a book on Sir Edward Coke and the foundations of the modern common law that is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

Additional Information


Early Modern Britain and the Atlantic world; Anglo-American legal history; business history.