Samson (Sam) Lim is an HIA Senior Fellow (Germany 2008) and 2020 recipient of an HIA Racial Equity Grant. Sam joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York as an associate in 2021. From 2014 to 2018, Sam served as National Director of Graduate and Fellowship Programs at The Posse Foundation. Sam previously founded Scholarship Junkies, a nonprofit scholarship resource program, and spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin, Germany, conducting ethnographic research on higher education access issues in a German context. Sam received his JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, where he was elected the 109th Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review; MA in Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University; and BA in International Studies from the University of Washington-Seattle.
Samson is a 2020-2021 Racial Equity Grant Recipient. This 10-month grant recognizes the impactful work of Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows as they support racial equity and #BlackLivesMatter. In addition to the financial support, Humanity in Action staff provides mentoring to support the implementation of the Grant winning projects. For more information on the grantees click here.
Updated March 2022
More from Samson Lim
California Law Review in Context
Senior Fellow and Racial Equity Grantee Samson Lim launches CLR in Context in an effort to empower underrepresented voices in legal journalism as well as inspire new conversations around human-centered lawyering.
$35,000 Raised for Senior Fellow Giving Campaign 2021
Each year, Humanity in Action launches a Senior Fellow Giving Campaign which aims to gather support from the Senior Fellow community for Humanity in Action's programming. This year, $35,000 was raised!
We thank the Landecker Democracy Fellowship Admissions Committee 2021
We thank the members of our Admissions Committee for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship 2021/22. From August to September, 2021 members of the Admissions Committee read over 150 applications and interviewed more than 90 finalists.
California Law Review in Context: Conversation on AAPI Identity and Racial Trauma
Thanks to the HIA Racial Equity Grant, the California Law Review co-hosted a conversation on mental health, AAPI identity, and how to process, grieve, and engage after collective racial trauma in Spring 2021.
Senior Fellows Raise $31,610 for Giving Campaign 2020
Each year we run a Senior Fellow Giving Campaign, which aims to gather support from the Senior Fellow community for Humanity in Action programming. This year we raised over $31,000!
Announcing the recipients of the 2020 racial equity grant
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2020 Humanity in Action Racial Equity Grant! Senior Fellows Jalyn Radziminski, Jasmine Rashid, Michael Scott, and Samson Lim will receive grants to create new initiatives or further their existing projects that focus on racial justice in the US.
Senior Fellows Raise $35,462 for Giving Campaign
Each year we run a Senior Fellow Giving Campaign, which aims to gather support from the Senior Fellow community for future Humanity in Action programming. This year we raised over $35,000!
Samson Lim named 109th Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review
Senior Fellow Samson Lim was elected by his peers to become the 109th Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review, the student-run law review journal at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Why not? A Critical Look at Upward Mobility Within Berlin's Impermeable Education System
This article analyses the impact of the German education system on upward mobility, more specifically its tier track system. Berlin served as the case study for the three authors.
Humanity in Action Screens New Film "On the Values of Humanity in Action"
At the 2018 conference in New York, Humanity in Action asked Senior Fellows and community members to weigh in on the values of Humanity in Action.