Samuel Bryar joined ABA ROLI in 2022 and is an experienced attorney and international development professional. His past work includes mediation programs in Sierra Leone, a land rights and security sector reform project in Liberia, training law students in international law and legal writing for the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition in Iraq, and managing a legal education program for prisoners pursuing their law degree inside Kenyan and Ugandan prisons. Prior to attending law school, Sam worked on multiple political campaigns and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania. Most recently, Sam provided legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence in Boston through the De Novo Center for Justice and Healing, where he represented his clients in District and Family Court. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recognized his work in 2021 when the Court awarded him the John Adams Pro Bono Publico Award.
Sam earned his B.A. in Economics and Politics from Oberlin College, and his J.D. from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. He is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts.