Counsel & Jerry Shestack Justice Fellow
Samuel Weiss is the Counsel and 2017-19 Jerry Shestack Justice Fellow and works on litigation across the Lawyers’ Committee’s issue areas.
Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Weiss was a Ford Foundation Fellow at the ACLU’s National Prison Project and a Staff Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where his work focused on prisoner rights litigation. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Jacqueline Nguyen of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California. He earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
He is the author of “Into the Breach: The Case for Robust Noncapital Proportionality Review Under State Constitutions,” in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review; the co-author (with Emma Kaufman) of “The Limits of Punishment,” a chapter in Palgrave Macmillan’s Extraordinary Punishment: Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration and Solitary Confinement; and the co-author (with Donald Kinder) of “Schuette and Antibalkanization” in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.
- New York
- Not Yet Admitted to D.C. Bar; D.C. Bar Application Pending; Practicing in D.C. Pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8), Under Supervision of D.C. Bar Members