David Smith, M.S., M.A., J.D.


Department of Humanities


Attorney Smith has taught a variety of graduate legal studies and undergraduate jurisprudence  and legal studies courses at Cal U since January 2007.  He also assisted the development of several current course offerings.

In addition to a Juris Doctor degree, Attorney Smith holds graduate degrees in criminal justice and legal studies / law and public policy.  He maintains a private practice of law in Adams County, Pa., and is a member of the Adams County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.  In addition to over 25 years of experience in private practice, Attorney Smith is a former law intern, Disciplinary Board, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; a former municipal police officer; and a former member of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division/Joint Drug Suppression Task Force.

Research Interests

Topics in legal studies, homeland security and criminal justice



Maritime Shipping Container Security Post 9/11 , Homeland Security Review, Vol. 2, No.1, Winter 2008, pp. 81-93


In addition to service as local counsel for various religious and fraternal organizations, Attorney Smith is a past National Judge Advocate for a congressionally chartered veterans organization.

  • A.S., B.S.: Criminal Justice, York College of Pennsylvania
  • M.S.: Legal Studies/Public Policy, California University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A.: Criminal Justice, American Public University System
  • J.D.: Dickinson School of Law, Penn State

Email: smith_d@calu.edu

Phone: 717-630-8880