Samantha (Sam) Gagnon
Sam Gagnon is a law clerk in the litigation and enforcement practice group. During law school, Sam represented children in immigration and family court matters with the Child Advocacy Clinic and interned with Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman in the Southern District of New York. She also served as symposium editor for the St. John’s University Law Review, vice president of the Women’s Law Society, and research assistant to Dean Michael Simons. Sam graduated law school with the National Association of Women Lawyers Award, the Public Service Award, and the St. Vincent de Paul Child Advocacy Clinic Award. Prior to law school, she worked at a small government affairs law firm in Minnesota.
- Samantha Gagnon, “Giving the Equal Rights Amendment Teeth: A Proposal for Gender Equality Legislation Modeled After the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” 94 St. John’s L. Rev. 1013 (2022)
- Samantha Gagnon, “Children’s Right to Feel Safe at Home and at Home in Their Bodies: A Proposal to Protect Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Children’s Right to Access Gender-Affirming Health Care,” American Bar Association Family Law Section Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest (September 9, 2021)
- Moderator, St. John’s Law Review’s 2020 Symposium Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment (October 23, 2020)
- JD, St. John's University School of Law, 2021; Symposium Editor, St. John’s Law Review
- BA (Political Science, Social Advocacy Communication), Loyola University Chicago, 2016