Smita is an Appellate Counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center. Before joining CAC, Smita was a Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught classes on immigration law and separation of powers.
Smita also served as a Supreme Court Fellow at the U.S. Sentencing Commission and a law clerk for Judge Victor Bolden on the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Smita graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also received a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2020, the American Society for Legal History selected Smita as a Kathryn T. Preyer Scholar for a paper entitled “Policing the ‘Police State’: Detention, Supervision, and Deportation During the Cold War.” She received her undergraduate degree, with High Honors, from Swarthmore College.