Andrea Smith chosen for prestigious Skadden Fellowship

December 10, 2012

Andrea Smith
This 3L has been chosen for the prestigious Skadden Fellowship, allowing her to spend two years working with Disability Rights Legal Center to enforce the legal rights to education of homeless youth with disabilities in Los Angeles County. Beginning in Fall 2013, Smith will develop advocacy materials specifically for homeless youth with disabilities, represent them in enforcing their rights, and participate in policy advocacy at state and federal levels. Smith is one of 29 graduating law students and judicial clerks named 2013 Skadden Fellows. "I hope to live up to the high standards set by UC Irvine School of Law by fighting to ensure that those who are most marginalized in society get the educational and legal services to which they are entitled," Smith said of her award. Read the UCI Law Press Release. More about the Skadden public interest fellowship.