Elizabeth Smart thinking about becoming a prosecutor someday

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  • Ammyn Philadelphia, PA
    Dec. 15, 2010 11:55 a.m.

    Usually the biggest obstacle to prosecuting sex crimes is getting the victim to testify, and in the case of children, also getting the parents to allow the victim to testify. NOBODY will be better than Elizabeth Smart at encouraging and strengthening victims so that they are able and willing to testify effectively. Go for it, Elizabeth!

  • IdahoGirl Pocatello, ID
    Dec. 13, 2010 10:42 p.m.

    She has come along way & is an amazing young woman! She has been able to grow into a beautiful, confident & strong young woman & I am sure whatever she choses to do she will be successful at. I wish her all the best & God bless you always! Merry Christmas!

  • JRJ Pocatello, ID
    Dec. 13, 2010 7:25 p.m.

    Wow!! The thought of an honest lawyer is exciting!!

  • anti-liar Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 13, 2010 2:18 p.m.

    In this case, certainly, the prosecutors found and told the truth and obtained justice, and did so with consummate skill and professionalism. It is easy to see how such excellent lawyering, and the legal process in general in this case, might make a great impression on Elizabeth and perhaps inspire her to help establish truth and justice in other cases.

  • MajMarine Providence, UT
    Dec. 13, 2010 2:07 p.m.

    AmPatriot | 4:26 a.m. Dec. 13, 2010

    "A person of character, respect, and honesty does not become a prosecutor..."

    Are you serious? Tell me you're kidding, because, y'know, this is one of the most ignorant comments I've seen posted in a long time.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Dec. 13, 2010 1:07 p.m.

    I know I'd hate to be any type of sexual predator and have to face Ms. Smart in a courtroom.
    She is no pushover and could succeed in most any endeavor.
    Classy and strong.

  • srw Riverton, UT
    Dec. 13, 2010 11:51 a.m.

    Defense attorneys will all claim that the jurors are biased in Elizabeth's favor!

  • sniggy Payson, UT
    Dec. 13, 2010 8:52 a.m.

    Like all of you on this post I wish Elizabeth well and she will do good in life in whatever field she is in. Let's let her get on with it and leave her alone. There must be other stories the news could cover.

  • marineveteran Mt. Vernon, IL
    Dec. 13, 2010 8:40 a.m.

    Go for it... I think she would do well.

  • AmPatriot Kearns, UT
    Dec. 13, 2010 4:26 a.m.

    I do hope she thinks long and hard on this, there are 2 sides to the legal system and one of them is not called the truth.

    The prosecutors have already embarrassed themselves on several other cases the past year and have now set a path of retribution to save face for wrongful arrests and persecution. Truth nor justice is the goal of a prosecutor, that's a misconception by many. A person of character, respect, and honesty does not become a prosecutor and I think Elizabeth is too good for that.

  • Munk Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 13, 2010 3:53 a.m.

    I believe that this woman has been blessed with an inner strength that has only grown stronger from the ordeals she has had to overcome. I wish her the best and I am sure she will excel at anything she chooses to do.

    I also pray that she has some peace from the public eye that she has been in so much as of late.

  • Devin American Fork, UT
    Dec. 13, 2010 1:14 a.m.

    she would be one of the most sought after prosecutors in child abduction cases. pretty sure any law school would bend over backwards to accept her.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 12, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    Although I am sure Ms. Smart could excel at being any type of lawyer, I would hate to see her in a profession that so often contorts itself sufficiently to free the obviously guilty, and deny justice to real victims.

    Perhaps her considerable talent could better be used in teaching. Our schools are desperately short of real genuine value-based role models, especially in higher education.

    I wish her well in whatever field she chooses, and again commend her on her outstanding performance under difficult circumstances for these last eight years. And, her entire family as well.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    Dec. 12, 2010 9:05 p.m.

    A real life Susan Dey from L.A. Law.

  • Liv T. burlington, ontario
    Dec. 12, 2010 7:12 p.m.

    She's make a fantastic lawyer. Go for it Elizabeth! :)

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 12, 2010 7:11 p.m.

    Pick your school.

    Pick your branch: Federal vs state.

    Pick your location.

    Pick your office.

    You are a woman who will create her own future.

  • Chachi Charlottesville, VA
    Dec. 12, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    Slam-dunk of a law school personal statement!

  • BobP Port Alice, B.C.
    Dec. 12, 2010 6:15 p.m.

    Go for it!!!!

  • AllBlack sydney, nsw
    Dec. 12, 2010 5:44 p.m.

    Hope she does.

    She will easily see through the rubbish most criminals condure up to avoid justice.