Student-Advisors

Chelsea Smith, Student-Advisor, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS). B.A. Criminology/Criminal Justice and Psychology, University of Maryland; J.D. Candidate, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Ms. Smith is a student-advisor of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and fourth-year part-time law student at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Ms. Smith, a full-time employee with the Department of Energy, also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the National Security Law Journal.  Ms. Smith has over 13 years of federal experience, including 9 years working for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, a joint Department of the Navy/Department of Energy organization, where she was responsible for total workforce management and oversight of the civilian and military personnel programs.

Ms. Smith has taken the following relevant coursework:

  • Writing-intensive courses, including: Legal Research; Trial Level Writing; Appellate Writing; Legal Drafting and Transactional Writing; Scholarly Writing; Law of Government Oversight and Internal Investigations (seminar course); and Homeland Security Law (seminar course).
  • Foundational coursework, including: Administrative Law; Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Contract Law; Evidence; Legislation and Statutory Interpretation; Professional Responsibility; Property Law; Torts; and Wills, Trusts, and Estates.