Attorney General: Ambur Smith


Ambur Smith

I am currently a 2L, born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. I attended Hampton University from 2011-2015 where I received a B.A. in Political Science with a Pre-Law Concentration. Since arriving at Georgetown I have been elected to serve as a 1L and now 2L representative to the Student Bar Association, and look forward to serving as BLSA’s 2016-2017 Attorney General after being elected last Spring. I decided to attend Georgetown on account of its phenomenal clinical program and location in the nation’s capital. Since the 7th grade I imagined becoming a lawyer, having always been an outspoken, and critical thinker. In high school, however, I discovered the intersections of law and politics and resolved to pursue a career in law in hopes of eventually running for public office.

Practice Area Interest:  Litigation; International Women’s Rights

Mac or PC: Mac

Myers Brigg Personality Type: ENTP

True Color Personality Type: Orange

Why did you join BLSA? Having grown up in a predominantly white environment, only to attend an HBCU for my undergraduate career, I became keenly aware of how important it is to connect with other black people, specifically in an academic environment. Much of what we learn through formal education, especially legal education, is that black people and our accomplishments are somehow secondary or inconsequential in comparison to our white counterparts. Our struggles are understated, and we are often isolated through this lack of positive representation. BLSA seeks to empower black law students by creating an inclusive environment where our culture (in all of its diversity) and concerns are centered. I cannot imagine being part of a more necessary organization.

What is your mantra or a favorite motto? “It is our duty to fight for our freedom; it is our duty to win. We must love and support one another; we have nothing to lose but our chains.” – Assata Shakur

What advice would you give to your younger self? Let your heart lead the way.