Samantha Chammings

Human Rights Scholar (2015-2016)
Human Rights Scholars Alumni
samantha chammings

Samantha Chammings (LL.B. 2011, The University of Manchester; MSc 2013, The London School of Economics; LL.M. expected 2016) previously interned at the Metro Capital Defender Office in Atlanta, where she worked on pre-trial death penalty cases. Prior to that, she researched abuses in counterterrorism policy such as torture, Guantánamo Bay, and drone strikes during an internship at Reprieve. She wrote a dissertation examining media narratives surrounding civilian deaths under Obama’s policy of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia while studying for an interdisciplinary Masters in Human Rights at the London School of Economics. She also completed an internship in relation to freedom of expression with ARTICLE 19. She has worked to obtain injunctions for victims of domestic violence as a Family Law Paralegal and helped to defend indigent clients as a Criminal Law Paralegal. At Texas Law, Samantha is specializing in Human Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law. She currently works with the Capital Punishment Clinic on post-conviction death penalty cases, as well as with the Prison Justice League on civil suits against unlawful prison conditions. She hopes to pursue a career in human rights, criminal justice reform, and death penalty abolition after she graduates.