Instructor Information

Erica Smith, Esq. is a 2006 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a 2009 graduate of Temple University, Beasley School of Law with an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy. An active member of the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of California, Ms. Smith has practiced law as an associate in the business trial practice group of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in Los Angeles, CA and as a litigation associate at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP in Washington, D.C.

Currently, Erica is the Assistant Director of Justice and Legal Thought—the newest College Park Scholars Program. As Assistant Director, Erica maintains a consistent presence in the Justice and Legal Thought office to advise students regarding their scholars’ program requirements as well as to help students identify practical experiences that support their academic program. In addition, Erica plays an active role in curriculum design and is responsible for teaching within the program.  Erica is also a facilitator of a 7 week dialogue course that brings together groups from various social identity groups with a history of tension or conflict between then as part of the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program.  

Prior to joining College Park Scholars, Erica was the Assistant Director of J.D. Admissions at Georgetown University Law Center where she assisted in the development and implementation of programs for student outreach, recruitment and admissions.

Erica looks forward to sharing her love and knowledge of trial advocacy with the 2017 incoming Mock Trial Terp Young Scholars.