A to Z Law Welcomes New Environmental Law Associate Joshua Smith

April 20, 2019

Joshua S. Smith, a Public Interest Scholar for Loyola Law School’s Class of 2018, has a wealth of professional experience in ecological restoration, conservation, and resource management, and he looks forward to practicing environmental law.

A native of Southern California’s Inland Empire, Joshua was born in Fontana and raised in Chino. He double-majored in Politics and Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz, focusing on environmental policy and ecology. He has worked in resource conservation and ecological restoration with Mauna Kahalawai Watershed Partnership in Maui and as a field technician for Audubon California, helping restore local coastal sage scrub habitat while he prepared for law school.

At Loyola Law School, Joshua was a Co-Chair of the Public Interest Law Foundation, Co-President of the Environmental Law Society, and he participated in the Jeffery G. Miller National Environmental Moot Court Competition where his team earned Best Business Brief and finished as quarter-finalists. He was awarded the Ami Silverman Award in 2016 and received the Gerald T. McLauglin Scholarship in 2017. During law school, Joshua was a law clerk for Earthjustice, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, and Legal Aid Foundation Los Angeles. He also was a summer legal intern for the South Coast Air Quality Management District.