Lecturer in Law
Leticia Smith-Evans is a civil rights attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) where she advocates for equal access to educational opportunities via impact litigation, policy advocacy, and technical assistance. Her work currently centers around school desegregation, voluntary integration, discipline reform, and access to higher education.
Prior to joining LDF, she was an associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and as a policy advisor and agency liaison for Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle. She is also a former New York City public school teacher, and often serves as an adjunct professor of education law and policy.
Leticia received a B.A. from Williams College, and received a J.D., M.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Board of Visitors and serves on a number of other nonprofit boards and committees.
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.,Assistant Counsel, Education Group (New York, NY) (2008- Present)
Center for Integrated Teacher Education, College of St. Rose - Adjunct Professor of Education Law, Education Administration CertifiCation Program (2011 -)Present)
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Adjunct Professor of Education Law, Graduate School of Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (2011)
O'Melveny & Myers - Assocaite (New York, NY) (2005-08)
Southern Connecticut State University -Adjunct Professor of Education Law, Graduate School of Education (2007)
Law clerk to the Hon. Dickinson R. Debevoise, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (2004-05)