Professor of Law
LL.M. Temple University
J.D. Hamline University Law Review
M.A. University of Denver
A.B. University of Denver
Professor of Law, Charlene L. Smith, joined the Shepard Broad Law Center at NSU in 2003. She teaches Torts, Lawyering Skills and Values, Advanced torts, Torts in the Employment Sector for the Masters of Science in Employment Law and sometimes contracts. She has been the co-coach for the Intellectual Property Moot Court team and for the Sports Law Moot Court Team. She is also Director of the Inter American Center for Human Rights which houses itself at the Law Center. Professor Smith has taught at other institutions: Washburn University School of Law, the University of Richmond School of Law and Santa Clara Law School. Before going to Law School, Professor Smith taught history and political science at the undergraduate level. She was also a ‘city manager’ for an experimental town in Minnesota and the Director of the Women’s Institute for Social Change in Minneapolis. Immediately after graduating from Law school, she was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota where she prosecuted discrimination cases. Professor Smith has been very active supporting GLBTI organizations at the various Law Schools. She has been on several Mayor’s Task Forces that were focused on discrimination.