Erica Smock, ‘95
Areas of counseling expertise: 1L and alumni counseling; womens' rights; domestic public interest.
Erica Smock graduated from Columbia Law School in 1995. She began her career as a law clerk to Judge Anita B. Brody on the U.S. District Court, E.D. PA, and then clerked for Judge Leonard I. Garth on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. After clerking, she spent a year as an associate at O’Melveny & Myers in San Francisco (where she engaged in pro bono work around women’s rights issues and domestic violence). She then worked as a staff attorney for Legal Services of Oregon, focusing on domestic violence and stalking cases for low income women; and then served as Regional Staff Attorney at the Northwest Women's Law Center (now Legal Voice) in Seattle, where she focused on a range of women’s issues including domestic violence, reproductive rights and employment discrimination. In 2002, she became Legislative Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City, where she engaged in advocacy on reproductive rights issues, and directed the national state legislative program. In 2005, she joined Social Justice Initiatives at Columbia Law School as a Senior Career Advisor focusing on women’s issues and poverty. She recently returned to the Center for Reproductive Rights to serve as Senior Attorney for the Judicial Strategy Initiative.
For advising or phone meeting requests, please email Erica directly. Please e-mail your resume to Erica before your meeting.