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Sheniece Smith
USC Gould School of Law

Sheniece Smith

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: June 3, 2022

Sheniece Smith currently serves as the first vice president general counsel for NorthBay Healthcare in Northern California, where she is responsible for building out the legal department and overseeing risk management. Prior to this role, she served as vice president general counsel for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, where she had direct oversight for legal, risk management, clinical information systems, and technical services and securities. Smith joined the Hannibal Regional team in 2019 after working at Children’s Hospital of Orange County for over 10 years in various roles, including chief of staff to the CEO and associate general counsel.

Smith is also a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law, where she developed and teaches a health law and policy course. She has a passion for helping the community and remains involved in volunteer activities to help underserved individuals. Her work has been recognized with the Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries Award presented by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare in 2021; by the Orange County Business Journal, which named her one of OC’s 500 most influential leaders in 2018; and by California State Senator Lou Correa, who presented her with the Women Making a Difference Award.   


India Education Diary
September 27, 2022
Re: Andrew T. Guzman

Dean Andrew Guzman was quoted about the USC Gould JD Class Of 2025. “This is an important time to be studying law, as there is no profession that is more essential to the success of democracy,” he said. “Even the smallest legal changes can affect the lives of so many.”


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"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

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"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).

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"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.