The Tarlton Law Library at The University of Texas School of Law has recently published the oral history interview of Ernest E. Smith.
Professor Smith is the Rex G. Baker Centennial Chair in Natural Resources Law at The University of Texas School of Law. Raised in Gonzales, Texas, Professor Smith decided early on to pursue a career in law. After receiving a BA from Southern Methodist University and an LLB from Harvard, he clerked for a year before joining the UT faculty in 1963.
In this oral history, Professor Smith discusses his early life in Gonzales, his experiences at Southern Methodist University, and his interest in oil and gas law. The history also records his memories of the Keeton years, his scholarship, his deanship, and transformations in the law school during his lifetime of service at University of Texas School of Law.
Ernest E. Smith: An Oral History Interview. 2010. Tarlton Law Library Oral History Collection. 40 pages. $20.
Interview by William J. Chriss.