Adjunct Professor of Law
Kevin Smith teaches Terrorism and the Law. From 1996 to 2000, Professor Smith worked as a Deputy District Attorney with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. For the next seven years, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, Southern Division. During his tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney, Professor Smith utilized the RICO statute to prosecute organized crime groups. He also investigated and prosecuted political corruption, narcotics trafficking, and white collar crime. After 9/11, he served as the Anti-Terrorism Coordinator for the Southern Division. As Anti-Terrorism Coordinator, Professor Smith conducted numerous national security investigations and prosecuted radical domestic terrorists.
Since 2007, Professor Smith has worked as a Deputy District Attorney prosecuting gang homicides for the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. He is also the Anti- Terrorism Coordinator for that office. Professor Smith has served as an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Long Beach, and has taught courses in the Criminal Justice Master of Science program, including Terrorism & Criminal Justice, Organized Crime Seminar, and Legal Issues in Criminal Justice.