Kate Bushman Smith joined the Washington College of Law in 2012 as an adjunct professor, and teaches appellate advocacy. She previously taught appellate advocacy as part of the Georgetown University Law Center Appellate Litigation Clinic. Professor Smith has argued cases in the federal courts of appeals, and engaged in appellate practice in the private sector, in the government, and in an academic setting. Professor Smith received a B.S. from the University of Iowa and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. After law school, she clerked for Judge Ellsworth Van Graafeiland and Judge Jon O. Newman, both of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is currently in the General Counsel's Office at the Department of Energy.