Rebecca Smith ’16, human rights legal fellow

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Rebecca Smith ’16

Rebecca Smith ’16 is one of seven law students selected to serve at the International Criminal Court. 

Smith earned a BA in anthropology at Antioch College in 2016. She has served as a volunteer at a sexual assault crisis center in the Middle East and provided legal services in detention centers throughout the Midwest. As an attorney, she hopes to challenge unjust institutions that perpetuate global inequality and injustice, particularly mass incarceration and the criminalization of immigration in the United States.

Smith is currently a law student at Gonzaga University. This inaugural class of Center Fellows is sponsored by Gonzaga Law’s new Center for Civil and Human Rights, which seeks to provide students, scholars, and community leaders with opportunities to explore and address issues relating to civil and human rights through research, education, and community engagement.