Gregory Crespi is the Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professor for Insurance and Commercial Law in the Dedman School of Law. He received an M.S. in Statistics from George Washington University, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Iowa, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Prior to joining the faculty of SMU in 1990, Professor Crespi served in the White House as the senior counsel for the Council of Economic Advisors under the Reagan and Bush administrations. Professor Crespi’s research and teaching focus is on contract law, law and economics, jurisprudence, corporate finance and acquisitions, business enterprise, and legal education and finance.
Professor Crepsi is an accomplished and recognized teacher, and has won the law school’s Don M. Smart Award for Excellence in Teaching five times. Professor Crespi goes above and beyond to ensure student success. He is noted for his clarity in teaching and his efforts to ensure that all his students succeed. His nominator praised him for his commitment to students stating, “Every semester he engages in extensive review sessions with his students, and regularly provides formative feedback to aid their study.” Crespi’s commitment to students shines through in his student evaluations, with students citing how knowledgeable, concerned and passionate he is about teaching.