Shane Smith, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently elected to the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee (NAC). During his two-year term, he will act as Equal Justice Works’ ambassador within the College of Law and the legal services communities in the Mountain West and assist with the implementation of several initiatives. The NAC is comprised of seven law students and seven law school professionals across the nation. The NAC committee will meet in person each fall in Washington, D.C. and Smith will also participate in several conference calls throughout the year.
Smith is the Pro Bono Student Fellow with the College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative and the Student Director of the American Indian Legal Clinic. He received a Master of Urban Planning degree from the U in 2007 and was a long-range planner for West Valley City. He has provided guidance on urban planning to TreeUtah, the U.S. Green Building Council and the U’s Campus Planning Advisory Committee. He has also worked with organizations, such as the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center and Utahns Against Hunger. Smith received a B.S. in Sociology and Certificate in Criminology, as well as a B.A. in Environment and Behavior from The University of Utah.