Brenda V. Smith

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Brenda V. Smith is a law professor at American University's Washington College of Law.[1] From 2004 to 2009 she served on the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission.[2][3] Smith was appointed to the Prison Rape commission by current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.[4] She graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College in 1980 and from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984.[4]


  1. ^ "The Commissioners". National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ Marshall, Carolyn (August 20, 2005). "Panel on Prison Rape Hears Victims' Chilling Accounts". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Carrie. "Panel Sets Guidelines For Fighting Prison Rape", Washington Post, June 23, 2009, retrieved July 2, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Prison Litigation: A Workshop for Plaintiffs' Attorneys",, George Washington University School of Law, March 2008, retrieved July 2, 2009.

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