Judge Tracy M. Smith

Minnesota Judicial Center
Court of Appeals
(651) 297-7650

Judge Tracy M. Smith

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed Feb. 3, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Current term expires Jan. 2019.


Education:

  • Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, Georgetown University 

Past Employment:

  • Deputy general counsel, University of Minnesota
  • Associate general counsel, University of Minnesota
  • Assistant attorney general, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
  • Judicial law clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Supreme Court Appointee to Minnesota Judicial Selection Commission (2011-2015)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association member; Co-chair, Data Practices Committee of Public Law Section (1997-1998)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association member; Committee on Budget and Planning, at-large member (2005-2006); The Hennepin Lawyer Committee (2006-2007)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, past member; Board member (1995-1996); Coordinator of law student mentor program (1995-1996)
  • Southwest High School Foundation Board member (2016-present); volunteer for Southwest High School sports boosters
  • Southwest Activities Council, Registration Coordinator and Board Member, 2005-2013
  • Minneapolis Kids Advisory Council, 2008-2010

Teaching:

  • Neighborhood House, St. Paul, English for English language learners in weekly class, 2013-2014
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Appellate Advocacy, Fall 2005, Fall 2006
  • University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts, Students and the Law, freshman Honors class, co-taught, Fall 2003