Elizabeth Snyder is a Senior Legal Assistant in the Washington, DC office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received her B.A. with departmental honors from Vassar College.
At Vassar, Elizabeth completed a senior thesis on the intersections of neuroscience and the law where she explored the ethical implications of using the “brain defense” for criminal murder defendants with frontal lobe tumors. Elizabeth also began to explore the field of law through internships: first shadowing a Family Court Judge in Dutchess County, then interning in the Narcotics Bureau of the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office, and finally working part-time at a Family and Matrimonial law firm in Poughkeepsie for two years. In the summer of 2018, Elizabeth interned with the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project helping victims of domestic violence while working within the DC Superior Court.
Elizabeth intends to pursue law school in the future and hopes to focus on public interest law.
- B.A., Vassar College, 2019