University of Wisconsin Law School
Smith joined the law school in 1995 after 16 years heading the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City. He serves on the editorial advisory board of the Federal Sentencing Reporter, which was started by Vera after the federal sentencing guidelines became effective in the 1980s. He served on many criminal justice boards in New York city and state, including the New York State Sentencing Guidelines Committee, and on the U.S. Sentencing Commission Advisory Committee on Alternataives to Imprisonment.