Fellowship Year: 2024
Nationality: Sierra Leone
Job Title: Managing Partner
Organisation: Jengo, Sam & Partners Law Firm


Job Title: Managing Partner

Organisation: Jengo, Sam & Partners Law Firm

Professional History: Emmanuel A.M. Sam is a lawyer and the Managing Partner of Jengo, Sam, and Partners Law Firm. Emmanuel was born during the tumultuous years leading up to Sierra Leone's civil war and in the midst of that, rallied other children to form the Children's Forum Network, which later became the first Children's Parliament in Sierra Leone. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa to advocate for womens and childrens rights and youth empowerment. In 2017, he founded the Multimedia Group of Companies, focusing on Sierra Leone's youth empowerment, and in 2022, he established the Macpherson Foundation, the first autism foundation in Sierra Leone dedicated to helping children with mental and intellectual disabilities. In 2019, he received the Disability Writers' Award in Canada that assisted him in establishing the first institution dedicated to mental health and intellectual disabilities in Sierra Leone. In 2021, he won the African Peace Award in Nigeria. Emmanuel's law firm primarily focuses on human rights and public interest litigation, and he has argued cases at both the ECOWAS Court and the African Court of Human Rights.

He is pursuing a PhD at Suffolk University's School of Law.

Academic and professional credentials: BA - Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, 2005-2009
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, 2009-2013
Utter Barrister - Council of Legal Education, Sierra Leone, 2013-2014
Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights Law - Northeastern University of Law, United States; 2015-2016
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis - Simmons University, United States of America, 2020-2022

Programs: Teaching Fellowship - Lund University, 2016
LLM Ambassador for the African Region at Northeastern University School in the US, 2017


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