Stephen E. Smith

Associate Clinical Professor

Since joining the faculty in 2006, Professor Smith has taught Legal Writing & Research, Advocacy, Constitutional Law, and Evidence. His scholarship has addressed legal rhetoric as well as civil and criminal procedure. Before joining the faculty, Professor Smith was a litigator practicing with a number of San Francisco law firms. He also served as law clerk to the late United States District Judge Richard A. Enslen and to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. Professor Smith is a member of the California State Bar and the Legal Writing Institute. His interests outside the law include music, 20th Century art, and running.


J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California

B.A., Northeastern University

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Currently Teaching

Legal Research and Writing 2J Spring 2021
Law Review Spring 2021
Evidence Spring 2021
Constitutional Law I Fall 2020
Legal Research and Writing 1J Fall 2020
Law Review Fall 2020