Sam received her B.A. in Journalism and Art, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Sam earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she was a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow, a research assistant, a Learning Communities Leader for civil procedure and contracts, an associate on the Mitchell Hamline Law Review, and the recipient of two CALI awards. During law school, Sam clerked at the St. Paul City Attorney’s Office in the civil litigation division. Prior to joining Kennedy & Graven, Sam served as a law clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals to the Honorable Judges Reyes, Smith, and Slieter.
Outside the office, Sam enjoys drawing and painting, reading comic books, and finding new breweries with her family and border collie.
Areas of Practice:
General Municipal Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2020
J.D., magna cum laude
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2014
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
Minnesota’s System of Justice by Geography in Child Protection Proceedings: Base Issues in Minnesota’s Parental Representation Scheme and in the Discretionary Appointment of Counsel under Section 260C.163.