Bio: Dennis Jose is a law graduate from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi, India. His opinion that law could be used as a catalyst to facilitate the libertarian reform is rooted in the ideals of Natural Justice, Rule of Law, and Constitutionalism. The self-made libertarian in him started to unfold at the age of 14, when he realized that Indian high schools’ social-science textbooks were imperatively dogmatic, with statist biases, for young minds like his, instead of opening up space for intellectually political dialogue.
While holding onto the idea of pragmatism wherever possible to suit the realities of the region, he believes firmly in putting perseverant efforts toward transforming the system. However, he’s both open for discussion at anytime and eagerly learns from anyone who approaches him. He proudly describes his family members’ indefatigable hard work to excel in life and society as his stepping stones to the idea of free-market capitalism.
Dennis’ SFL journey started in 2018 when he participated in an SFL Colloquium on campus. The same year he joined the Local Coordinator program and initiated student activism for SFL in his homestate. Later, in 2020, he became the Regional Coordinator for South India and the newly expanded region of Maldives. His SFL club in university won the South Asia Regional Event of the Year 2020-21 award. In 2021, he helped SFL organize its first-ever in-person event in the island nation of Maldives, the SFL Maldives Leadership Forum.
Apart from spreading the gospel of liberty, he writes for Immigration law firms & blogs and aspires to be an immigration lawyer one day. Dennis loves travelling, especially by the railroads, visiting historically and politically significant places only to get obsessed with déjà vu. Once a professional chess player, he wouldn’t hesitate to initiate a queen’s gambit, strategize on your king’s side and, with a foray of forks, skewers, discovers and deflections, sway you into a checkmate.
Favorite Figures in Liberty: Adam Smith, Ayn Rand, Rose & Milton Friedman, Steven Horwitz and John Dalberg-Acton.
On Students For Liberty: “Students For Liberty, to me, is synonymous to a freer civilized society under the big tent idea of libertarianism. Finding SFL, to associate with, was a breakthrough in my life as it offered me the feeling of togetherness in the noble cause of advancing liberty in all aspects of life.”