Professor at Washington University, School of Law
Experts Meeting: Professional Work of the Home
Conference: Sustainable Living, Professional Approaches to Housework
Smith is a leading scholar on the regulation of care work that occurs both inside and outside the home. She has published on issues such as home-based care work, work and family balance, and eldercare. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the Minnesota Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Law & Reform and the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law. She is also co-author of a leading treatise, PRINCIPLES OF EMPLOYMENT LAW. Smith received her B.A. and M.A. from Yale University and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. Before joining the Washington University law faculty, she was a Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow in Law Teaching at Harvard University, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and the Murray Family Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. She clerked for the Honourable Michael Boudin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.