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Samuel Brooke

Deputy Legal Director, Economic Justice Project

Sam Brooke leads a team of legal advocates in challenging public and private systems that trap people in poverty and punish them simply for being poor. He came to the SPLC as a Soros Justice Fellow and worked in its Immigrant Justice Project for five years before joining the Economic Justice team. Brooke previously clerked for the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall of the Northern District of Illinois and earned a law degree from the New York University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences from Drake University.