Ivan Smerznak

Ivan Smerznak

Law Clerk

EDUCATION

Juris Doctorate Candidate, University of Miami College of Law, 2022

B.A., Liberal Studies, Florida International University, 2019

HISTORY

Originally from Mississippi, Ivan Smerznak attended Florida International University for college, earning a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Political Science. In 2019, he began studying law at the University of Miami School of Law, where he is now completing his second year of school.

Ivan is currently a Junior Staff Editor for the University of Miami Law Review. Additionally, he has gained membership onto the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board after placing as a finalist in the Gaubatz Moot Court Competition. Before joining Barakat + Bossa, he interned for Judge Jose Martinez at the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Ivan hopes to pursue a career in commercial litigation upon graduation.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board
  • University of Miami Law Review (Junior Staff Editor)

AWARDS

  • Clyde Atkins Award for Advocacy
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient

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