Peggie R. Smith

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Charles F. Nagel Professor of Employment and Labor Law


B.A., 1987, Yale University
M.A., 1990, Yale University
J.D., 1993, Harvard Law School

Curriculum Vitae





Carol Sharp- (314) 935-6420

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-6406
Email: prsmith@wulaw.wustl.edu  


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 543

Courses Taught

Employment Relationships
Employment Discrimination
Comparative Employment Law
Gender, Work and the Law (seminar)


Professor Peggie R. Smith is a leading scholar in the regulation of care work that occurs both inside and outside the home, including child care, home care, and elder care. Co-author of a treatise on employment law, she has published widely on issues such as home-based care work, work and family balance, parental-status employment discrimination, and elder care. Professor Smith regularly presents her scholarship at conferences and colloquia throughout the United States and overseas. In addition to her research and teaching, she is a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for the law school’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital. Among her professional affiliations, she serves on the Executive Committee and as secretary of the Labor Law Group, a national organization of leading scholars in labor and employment law. Professor Smith is also on the editorial board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal and on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law. Prior to joining the faculty, she clerked for the Hon. Michael Boudin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; earned an M.A. in African American Studies; and held several teaching fellowships and positions at other law schools. Professor Smith also has taught overseas at the University of Trento, Faculty of Jurisprudence, in Trento, Italy.