Fascinated by the intersections of race, gender, law, and politics Ambur Smith was born and raised in Milwaukee WI, and is currently a third year student at the Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to attending Georgetown, Ambur received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Pre-Law Concentration in May of 2015.
In the summer of 2014, Ambur spent 7 weeks in Ghana, West Africa as a volunteer with Operation Crossroads Africa where she completed various projects geared toward women’s empowerment and cross cultural exchange. While already determined to pursue a legal career, this experience challenged her to adopt a global perspective as it related to issues of social and racial justice and inspired her to specialize in critical legal studies and human rights upon entering law school.
Since attending Georgetown, Ambur has traveled to Cape Town, South Africa where she served for 2 months as an intern for the Legal Resources Center; South Africa’s largest public interest and human rights legal clinic, and just this past Spring, traveled to Nairobi, Kenya as a member of Georgetown’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic. In addition to her studies, she has served as Attorney General of Georgetown’s Black Law Students Association, and is the current President of the Women of Color Collective. Upon graduation, Ambur will join the Commercial Finance group of Dinsmore and Shohl’s Cincinnati office, where she looks forward to continuing her advocacy on behalf of women and communities of color in both the public and private sector.