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Welcome, K'Shaani and Sarah!

September 18, 2017: This fall, we welcome K'Shaani Smith and Sarah Lance to the PJC staff.

K'Shaani Smith
K’Shaani Smith is the 2017-2018 Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow. K’Shaani graduated summa cum laude from Howard University in 2007 with a degree in Legal Communications and cum laude from Howard University School of Law in 2011. During law school, she was a Dean’s Fellow and a student attorney in the Intellectual Property and Trademark Clinic. K’Shaani also served as the Senior Solicitations and Submissions Editor for the Howard Law Journal, which published her student note, Prosecutor v. Lubanga: How the International Criminal Court Failed the Women and Girls of the Congo. 54 How. L.J. 467–500 (2011).   

Following law school, K’Shaani clerked on the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands for the Honorable James S. Carroll, III, and the Honorable Denise M. Francois from 2012 to 2014; the United States District Court for the District of Maryland for the Honorable George L. Russell, III, from 2014 to 2016; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory from 2016 to 2017.
Sarah Lance
Sarah Lance is a Jesuit Volunteer who will spend 2017-18 working for the Public Justice Center’s Human Right to Housing Project. She is from Portland, Oregon and recently graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA with a degree in Marketing. At La Salle Sarah worked with Catholic Relief Service Ambassadors advocating on issues of climate change, migration, and human trafficking. Sarah lives with three other JVs in the city and loves getting to know Baltimore, especially the parks and museums. After her time with PJC, Sarah hopes to continue to work in the non-profit sector focusing on community development.

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