Sam is a JD candidate at Berkeley Law School, where he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review. After participating in the HIA Berlin Program in 2008, Sam graduated with a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington-Seattle in 2010 and spent the 2010-2011 academic year in Berlin, Germany, as a U.S. Student Fulbright Scholar, researching the relationship between access to higher education and social mobility. In 2014, Sam completed his MA in Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University, after which he worked as a graduate policy research intern at the Institute for Higher Education Policy in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Sam served as the National Director of Graduate and Fellowship Programs for The Posse Foundation in New York.
Updated September 2020
More from Samson Lim
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.
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.
Senior Fellows Raise $40,220.50 for Giving Campaign
Thank you to our 2018 US Review and Admissions Committees
Thank you to our 2017 US Review and Admissions Committees
Thank you to our 2016 US Review and Admissions Committees
Humanity in Action received 513 applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year, as well as 165 applications for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.
Thank you to our 2015 US Review and Admissions Committees
Humanity in Action received 689 applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year and 421 applications for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.
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.