Ian Smith

Staff Attorney

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Ian Smith is a Staff Attorney at Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Ian handles legal intake of new church-state separation complaints and pursues non-litigation advocacy to attempt to resolve violations without the need for lawsuits.

Prior to joining Americans United, he spent his final year of law school enrolled in clinical programs providing direct litigation services to poor and indigent clients in Boston. Ian graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from Vanderbilt University in 2004, and obtained his Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law in 2008.

BREAKING NEWS

Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.


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