Samantha (“Sam”) Hamilton joined Loevy & Loevy as a Justice Fellow in 2022.
Sam graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2020 and the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016. During law school, she worked with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project on issues ranging from free expression, privacy, and copyright. She also worked with the Youth Defender Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center, where she defended young people in delinquency and record sealing proceedings. As a law student in the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, Sam worked on an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the software copyright case Oracle v. Google.
Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, Sam was a Legal Fellow with the First Amendment Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law, where she litigated civil rights cases in federal court in defense of journalists and whistleblowers, including in a class action litigation on behalf of women in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody who were retaliated against upon speaking out about the medical and gynecological abuse they experienced during detention. As supervisor of the Clinic’s Media Law & Open Government Project, Sam also counseled journalists throughout the South on media law issues.
• Georgia, 2021
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2021
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
• J.D. — 2020
• Certificate in Law & Technology
• Certificate in Public Interest & Social Justice
• Pro Bono Honors
University of California, Santa Cruz
• B.A. (magna cum laude), Economics with a minor in Literature — 2016
• Highest Honors in the Economics Major