Law admissions dean named to SAPLA board

Law - Asst. Dean SmithRALEIGH – Campbell Law School Assistant Dean of Admissions Dexter Smith has been appointed to the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SAPLA) Board of Directors. Smith, who will serve a two-year term, will stand as one of four law school representatives on the board.

“SAPLA is a hardworking, determined and passionate group of advisors who seek to serve and provide direction to students with an expressed goal of obtaining a legal education,” said Smith. “I look forward to learning from the advisors while also providing insight on the admissions process and how to best serve our students.”

In his role at Campbell Law, Smith’s responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic efforts for the recruitment of prospective students, managing the financial aid and scholarship awarding process, and continual relationship building with all constituencies. Prior to joining Campbell Law, he was the director of admissions at a law school in Florida, and served on the Florida Bar Board of Governors – Young Lawyers Division. He has served on numerous committees and subcommittees at the Law School Admission Council.

Smith holds undergraduate, master’s and law degrees from the University of Florida. As an undergraduate, Smith earned four letters and played for the Florida Gators football team from 1989-92. During law school he served as the Southern Region Black Law Student Association’s Sub-Regional Director and was appointed by the university provost as the only student representative on the University of Florida Levin College of Law Dean Selection Committee.

SAPLA brings together pre-law advisors and law school admissions staff in an effort to provide everyone in the law school admissions process with up-to-date information and expert guidance. For more information, visit