Zachary Smith

Zachary is the Advanced Law and Trial Summit Liaison and is responsible for coordinating all program activities between Leadership Initiatives and Goodwin Weber personnel to create the best utilization of resources between each organization, and, above all, to ensure the maximization of the student participants’ educational experience in the Advanced Law and Trial Summit.

Zachary is currently studying Public Policy, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Creative Writing at Vanderbilt University. Zachary is passionate about social issues and sees programs, such as the Advanced Law and Trial Summit, as an opportunity for high school students to hone the skills necessary to take on social issues with confidence and competence. Zachary is currently working on an independent study, investigating the practice of solitary confinement in the juvenile correction system.

The 2019 Advanced Law and Trial Summit is Zachary’s first year being a part of the Leadership Initiatives team. Zachary is thrilled to have a role in facilitating a once-and-a-lifetime opportunity for high school students — an opportunity that he wishes he took advantage of while in high school!