Clinical Assistant Professor
Legal Research & Writing
Bethany Smith is an assistant clinical professor of legal research and writing. In addition to teaching the first year legal research and writing courses, she has taught Advanced Legal Research and the foreign L.L.M. legal research and writing course.
In 1989, Professor Smith received a B.S. in Education from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1991, she received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked as an elementary school teacher and an elementary school librarian before entering law school. In 1996, she received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, and she was admitted to the bar in 1996. After graduation, Professor Smith worked as a law librarian and as the Assistant Director of the Legal Research & Writing Program.