Ambitious First-Generation Problem-Solver

Toby IrenshtainToby is a 3L in Cohort 5 of the Business Law Scholars program and a legal research assistant with the Center on Privacy and Technology. Since spending her 1L summer with the Future of Privacy Forum, Toby has developed a passion for the intersection of technology, ethics, and the law. She focuses her legal work on increasingly pressing questions regarding risk allocation mechanisms of AI ethics, data management, and corporate governance. On campus, Toby founded the Combating Anti-semitism Community Interest Group, serves as Senior Vice President for the Corporate and Finance Law Organization, and sits on the board of the First Generation Student Union as a 3L advisor. Toby spent her 2L summer as a Summer Associate with Linklaters LLP in New York, where she will return upon graduation.


Prior to attending Georgetown Law, Toby interned with the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under the Law, researching and writing about Title VII civil rights law. She also worked extensively on Dear Accountant, a recently published book about the accounting industry for young professionals to gain mentorship, advice, and inspiration from. She has served as a legal intern for Sanctuary for Families, drafting orders of protection and custody petitions for victims of gender-based domestic violence. While studying abroad in Barcelona, Toby interned at Audiconsultores, a full service law firm, in their legal and human resources department. She has also interned with Court Appointed Special Advocates, in their New York office.

Toby graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2021, with a double major in Child Development and Law, History, and Society (a major she helped establish). Toby dedicated much of her time as an undergraduate student serving as president of FirstVU- the student-run organization which supports, empowers, and connects first-generation students at Vanderbilt. She also worked at the Little Learner’s Lab as an Undergraduate Research Assistant.

Beyond Law School

Toby was born in Israel and raised in New York. She spends her free time reading, taking film photos, and practicing flying trapeze.

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Vanderbilt University, BS Child Development and Law, History, and Society, cum laude, 2021

Georgetown Law, JD Expected, 2024