Ned Smock ’01
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Ned Smock is an Assistant Federal Public Defender (AFD) in Oakland, California. Before that, he was an AFD in the Eastern District of California. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 2001. After law school, he clerked for a District Court judge in San Francisco, then was a public defender at the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan for three years. During law school, Ned interned at the ACLU and spent summers at the Center for Constitutional Rights in Mississippi and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Between college and law school, Ned worked as an investigator on death penalty appeals at the California Appellate Project in San Francisco.