Bio: Samuel Eckman is a co-founder and director of Students For Liberty. Samuel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 with a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science. In the summer of 2007, he worked in Washington, DC as a Koch Summer Fellow, and spent the next two years working as a Legal Research Aide for Senator Arlen Specter. Samuel recently received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Federalist Society and Edmund Burke Society, and a Research Assistant to Professor Richard Epstein. He now works as an associate at the law offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles, California. He previously clerked for the Ninth Circuit Court of the U.S. Court of Appeals as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.
Favorite Figures in Liberty: Robert Nozick, Richard Epstein, P.J. O’Rourke
On Students For Liberty: “Students on too many campuses across the country have fallen under the misapprehension that the ideals of freedom and equality are best upheld by a collectivist politics that subjugates citizens to the government. Students For Liberty provides an important counterweight to this tradition, reclaiming the radical heritage of individual liberty and reaffirming the role of students at the forefront of the battle for the rights of the individual. By providing community and resources in a manner that upholds the autonomy of the groups we work with, Students For Liberty is helping young people across the United States and around the world to promote the values of liberty and freedom.”