JD, summa cum laude, 2012, Tulane University
BA, 2003, Yale University
Sam Brandao joined the Tulane Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic in 2016 after completing a two-year Skadden Fellowship, during which he served as a staff attorney at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans. At SLLS, he litigated housing discrimination cases, conducted trainings, and engaged in policy advocacy on behalf of persons with disabilities. After law school, Brandao clerked for U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana and then for Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before attending Tulane Law, he taught high school English for three years.