Joshua Smith

Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 11.10.56 PMBorn and raised in Southern California, Joshua grew up on a healthy diet of carne asada burritos, double doubles, and poke bowls. He is an advocate for avocado on everything and really wishes there were more California Native plants on the law school campus. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, where he majored in recreational biking and finding ensatina salamanders, Joshua likes being outdoors where he enjoys birding, hiking, and surfing. He is an expert at local public transportation and can proudly identify any bird found on campus.

A devout Dodgers and Lakers fan, Joshua can often be found searching for a happy hour to watch the game, at Chavez Ravine, or in the basement of Cassassa two minutes before lecture trying to catch just one more pitch. (And if the Dodgers are playing a day game in late September… what Torts class?) Joshua seeks a career in environmental justice, resource conservation, and land-use. In his first year, he was a section representative for PILF and volunteered at Public Counsel. He is the current co-president of the Environmental Law Society, as well as a co-chair of the PILF Auction. He spent the last summer learning the ropes of administrative law as a legal intern for SCAQMD. If Joshua can give any piece of how to be successful in law he would tell you, “Join PILF, be nice to 2Ls and 3Ls, and try not to eat at Sonia’s for at least the first five weeks.”