Sam is a graduate of the University of St Andrews a d Birmingham Law School. He is currently researching a PhD in International Law at Queen Mary, University of London. His work focuses on colonialism and the development of Third Generation human rights.
At St Andrews Sam was elected to take a year out from his studies to serve as a sabbatical officer. During this time he campaigned against rises in tuition fees and worked with the Principal and Lord Rector to eliminate gender and class discrimination from university traditions. He also ran the (successful) campaign to elect Alistair Moffat as Lord Rector.
Sam spends his days occasionally writing his thesis in between composing blog posts and reading Twitter. He realises that this should probably be the other way around.