Smith graduates from the University of Texas School of Law

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

Gabrielle Cherie Smith received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Van Smith III of Austin and the granddaughter of Rev. & Mrs. Van Smith, Jr. of Plaquemine and the late Mr. and Mrs. James H. Payne of Baton Rouge.  Smith graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University in College Station with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2011. While at The University of Texas, Smith was an active member of The Thurgood Marshall Legal Society and was selected as the organization's third year law student of the year. Smith served as a staff editor for the Texas Journal of Women and the Law and while in law school, she worked as an intern with the Austin law office of Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Treviño, P.C., a firm focused on education law. Smith is planning to practice education law in the state of Texas.