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Meet Deborah Smith Arthur
Meet Deborah Smith Arthur

Deborah Smith Arthur graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, in 1988 with a B.A. in Religion. During and after college, she worked for Upward Bound in Hartford. She received her M.A. in Black Studies from The Ohio State University in 1990, then earned her J.D. in 1993 from the University of Connecticut School of Law. After law school, she practiced criminal defense law in Portland for ten years, specializing in representing juveniles in adult criminal court. In September 2003, Deb began teaching at Portland State University, facilitating Capstones in the areas of juvenile justice and educational equity.

Deborah Smith Arthur, JD
Assistant Professor
University Studies
office: CH 139
phone: (503) 725-5831
fax: (503) 725-5977
email: debs@pdx.edu