Mississippi Center for Justice

Jackson, MI

Sam Reese was awarded the Langer Fellowship and will be working with the Mississippi Center for Justice in Jackson, Mississippi. While at the organization, Sam will work to reform the Justice Courts, or small claims courts, of Mississippi by providing legal assistance to indigent individuals navigating the court system. Sam is a graduate of the Ohio State University as well as Harvard Law School. During his time at HLS, Sam worked in the Employment Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services where he fought for subcontracting workers in cases of wage theft. Sam also worked with Texas Fair Defense Project in Austin, TX to protect the constitutional rights of citizens during bail hearings. The summer before graduating, Sam interned with the Impact Fund in Berkeley, CA, providing advocacy and support for impact litigation cases across the country.