Alumni (Scholar)

Brian Smith

Edward C. Carrington Jr. Jefferson Scholar
Houston, Texas
B.A. University of Virginia (2002) with Distinction
J.D. Columbia University in the City of New York (2005)
Professional Sectors:
Law/Legal Services


First Year Honor Council, First Year Honor Educator; Honor Council, Honor Educator, education liaison for basketball team; Honor Committee, CLAS representative, Diversity Awareness Committee chair; LASE 151 Honor and Ethics seminar facilitator; Madison House, YMCA basketball coach, Albermarle Housing Improvement Program; Cavalier Daily, senior writer, associate editor, associate sports editor; Beta Theta Pi, rush co-chair; Department of Politics, research assistant; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pen Pal Program; Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi - Stephen C. Merril Memorial Scholarship; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List

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