Sam is a 1L at Stanford Law School. As a debater at Yale, he won the 2013 US Universities Debating Championship (USUDC) and was top speaker at the same tournament in both 2012 and 2014. He also reached finals at the North American Universities Debating Championship (NAUDC), the Cambridge IV, and the HWS Round Robin; semifinals at the Chennai World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) and the Oxford IV; and won a number of other IVs as well as two APDA tournaments. As a judge, he has paneled a WUDC open grand final and chaired late outs at many other tournaments. He has served on a number of adjudication cores, including at NAUDC, USUDC, the Yale IV, and the Hart House IV. As a coach, he's had four debaters reach the final round of the World Championships (WUDC).