Samantha Franks graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Missouri with degrees in Political Science and English. Prior to law school, she received an MSC in International Conflict Prevention from Durham University in the United Kingdom as a Fulbright postgraduate scholar and worked as a Fellow at the American Constitution Society. In law school, she has competed as an oralist in the Jessup Moot Court Competition, served as the Programming Officer of the Women’s Law Student Association, chaired the Student Funded Fellowships Auction and externed for the UNHR Geneva program, helping to represent Moldova before the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. Samantha spent her first summer in Belgrade, Serbia, doing international arbitration work at Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic. She spent her second summer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw in Washington, D.C. and is currently a Douglass Fellow with the national Human Trafficking Institute.