Brittany A. Smith
Boston College Law School
Brittany A. Smith is a graduating law student from Boston College Law School and a Detroit native from the East Side of Detroit. Brittany is a graduate of the Detroit Public Schools where she attended Lewis Cass Technical High School, home to some of Motown’s greatest icons and the best rappers in Hip Hop.
Brittany attended The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for undergrad on multiple and generous scholarships, and was a campus leader at both schools. Brittany was a controversial social commentator and writer, leader of various campus organizations dedicated to Black identity and social progress, and the host of her own award-winning radio show at LSE. Brittany also received corporate work experience as an intern at Google, working in the C-Suite on urban development and revitalization projects in Detroit for Quicken Loans Founder and Cleveland Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert, and as a student in the Summer Venture in Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Brittany took 3 years off between undergrad and law school to live and work in Washington, DC - first being a White House Intern in President Obama’s Administration, next as a speechwriter intern at West Wing Writers, followed by briefly substitute teaching in Anacostia. Brittany left teaching to find out if law was for her by working as a legal assistant at Boies, Schiller Flexner where she supported the Crisis Management Practice Group. Brittany eventually left Washington to help manage a midterm senate race in Iowa before returning to Washington to work at a resource organization dedicated to early childhood policy and programming for newborns, infants and toddlers.
Brittany later created her own startup, Turning Dreams Into Goals, which lives on today as a premier go-to competitive college admissions and scholarship coaching service for underrepresented students interested in applying to selective schools. To date, Brittany has helped increase the number of minority students applying to competitive schools by assisting more than 50 students across the country in their acceptance to top-performing schools with over $3 million in scholarship awards.
While in law school, Brittany worked in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Clinic, the Community Enterprise Clinic, and the Prosecution Clinic as a 3:03 student attorney in the Middlesex County District Court.
Brittany spent this past semester as a “Semester-In-Practice” extern working full time in Legal & Business Affairs at Universal Music Group for Jeff Harleston, a “Black Godfather” in law and entertainment. Brittany says that working for Jeff made her certain that living and working in Los Angeles as an entertainment lawyer -- supporting Black culture -- is what she feels called to do.