Dean Smith has served as an Associate Dean since the founding of the Law School in 1997. She has worked at Arizona State University and UNLV in educational administration since 1974 and in legal education since 1976. Christine serves on many university, state bar, and community committees and is the recipient of the American Bar Association Father Drinan Distinguished Service award for sustained and extraordinary commitment to providing leadership for the legal profession in protecting and advancing human rights, civil liberties, and social justice.
Christine earned a B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University and a Master of Education/Educational Leadership with distinction from Northern Arizona University.