Peggie R. Smith

WU Law Professor and Faculty Ombuds Peggie Smith

Peggie R. Smith, JD, is the Charles Nagel Professor of Employment & Labor Law.  She is a leading scholar in the regulation of care work that occurs both inside and outside of the home, including domestic work, child care and home care.  She has published widely on these and other issues including work and family balance, elder care, and parental discrimination.  She is the lead author (with R. Gely, A. Hodges, & S. Stabile) of Principles of Employment Law (2009). She teaches in the areas of labor and employment law, employment discrimination, and contracts.   She joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2010, after spending several years on the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law.  Since her arrival, she has been actively involved in the university community, including serving on the Faculty Senate Council and as a member of the Ferguson Academic Seed Fund Committee.  She has also served on many law school committees and most recently served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Law School.

In the spring of 2017, she completed a three-day training course, offered by the International Ombudsman Association, to prepare for her appointment as faculty ombuds on the Danforth Campus.