BA, University of Minnesota-Duluth, cum laude (1968)
MA, University of Minnesota-Duluth, highest honors (1972)
JD, Hamline University School of Law, honors (1977)
Judge Joanne Smith currently serves as a Minnesota Second Judicial District judge for Ramsey County, Minnesota. She was appointed to this position by Governor Rudy Perpich on November 10, 1983. She was elected to full terms in 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. Her current term expires in January 2017.
Judge Smith is an adjunct professor at Hamline Law.