Renalia Smith DuBose

Bio Dubose

Associate Professor

B.S. University of Florida 1978
M.P.A. University of South Florida 1979
Ed. S. Nova Southeastern University 1991
J.D., cum laude, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2005

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"Lawyers stand at the fork in the road for our citizens between justice and injustice."

Professor DuBose joined the faculty in 2013, teaching at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay, Florida, campus.

Before joining WMU-Cooley, Professor DuBose served as the Assistant Superintendent for Administration for Pasco County Public Schools 2006-2013, the Director of Training and Staff Development for Hillsborough County Public Schools 2003-2006; Senior Director of Training and Benefits (2001-2003) and Senior Director of Professional Development Services (1999-2001), both for Orange County Public Schools; Supervisor of Teacher Training (1993-1999), Principal Intern (1994-1996), and social studies teacher (1979-1993) for Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Prior to becoming a member of the faculty at WMU-Cooley, Professor DuBose was an adjunct professor at St. Leo University, the University of South Florida, and Hillsborough County Community College.

At WMU-Cooley, Professor DuBose teaches Contracts I and II, Personal and Professional Responsibility, Education Law, Compliance, Regulations, and Employment Law.


Articles (Law Reviews and Law Journals)

  • Renalia Smith DuBose, Voter Suppression: A Recent Phenomenon or an American Legacy?, University of Baltimore Law Review, March 2021. 
  • Renalia Smith DuBose, Compliance - A Major Change in Employment Opportunities for Law School Graduates Fueled by Major Changes in the Economic History of the United States, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Law Review, No. 35, Vol 1, Spring 2019.
  • Renalia Smith DuBose, Compliance Requires Inspection: The Failure of Gender Equal Pay Efforts in the United States, 68 Mercer L. Rev. 445 (2017).
  • Renalia Smith DuBose, New State Laws Reflect the Rethinking of Excessive Mandated Standardized Testing in America's Public Schools, 11 Fla. A & M U. L. Rev. 209 (2015).


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