Samantha Smith BA’19, JD’22 Named a 2024-2025 Supreme Court Fellow

Samantha Smith BA’19, JD’22 has been named a 2024-2025 Supreme Court Fellow. She has been assigned to the Federal Judicial Center, the education and research agency for the federal courts.

Founded in 1973, the Supreme Court Fellows Program offers mid-career professionals, recent law school graduates, and doctoral degree holders from the law and political science fields an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the judicial system through exposure to federal court administration. The Supreme Court Fellows Commission selects four talented individuals to work for one of four federal judiciary agencies for a year-long appointment in Washington, D.C.

Smith joins the Supreme Court Fellows Program from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, where she clerked for the Honorable Eli J. Richardson. She was previously in private practice in Washington, D.C. She earned both a B.A., cum laude, in Economics & History and Bioethics & Organizational Leadership in the Honors Program, and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where she was editor in chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.