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WRBLSA Member of the Month

WRBLSA Member of the Month
Stacy Smith
Seattle University School of Law

BARBRI NBLSA Member of the Month
Stacy Smith, WRBLSA
Ms. Stacy Smith is a third year law student and Black Law Student Association member attending Seattle University School of Law in Seattle, Washington. Originally from Arizona, Ms. Smith obtained her A.A. in Public Administration from Rio Salado College, B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University, and her M.A. in English with emphasis in Technology and Professional Writing from Northern Arizona University.Although Ms. Smith grew up in Arizona, she dedicates herself to serving her new community within Seattle. Ms. Smith serves the community through her pro-bono work for youth. For years, she served as a youth program coordinator for missionary trips to Mexico and as a legal education volunteer that presents workshops to high school students.

Ms. Smith's presence on campus has touched professors and students alike. Ms. Smith actively aided Dean Annette Clark, Professor Margaret Chon, and the Seattle Journal for Social Justice in their scholarly works in the areas of immigration reform; social awareness; and legal education reform. Ms Smith has also had an active role in the following scholarly writings: Race, Rights, and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment; Ethics of Pseudoscience and the Tuskegee Experiment; and the forthcoming If Martin Luther King, Jr. had a Twitter Account: A Look at Collective Action, Social Media, and Social Change. Ms. Smith has also taken on various leadership positions in the Student Bar Association including: Communications Director and Student Newspaper Editor.

Ms. Smith embodies the "Road to 50" through her commitment to the Seattle community at large and through her commitment to breaking down racial barriers as "the face" for intellectual property and technology law. Last summer, Ms. Smith obtained a coveted position as a Legal Intern at Microsoft, where she worked on drafting memorandums on e-commerce, cloud computing, and privacy rights; assisting in client negotiations to set goals and standards; and editing end-user license agreements. Ms. Smith currently works as a Legal Intern doing transactional work on e-commerce, contracts, and international law for Amazon Corporation. Upon graduation, Ms. Smith looks forward to a bright future legal career in technology and intellectual property law.

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