About Samuel Ellis

UVA Law Student with Extensive Internship Experience

Studying law in Charlottesville, Samuel Ellis is a University of Virginia School of Law (UVA Law) student who is on pace to earn a juris doctor by the spring of 2025. Over the years, he has gained professional experience through a number of internships, including a position held with the United States Senate in 2020. In this role, UVA Law student Samuel Ellis actively addressed Georgia constituent concerns and authored documents on various aspects of state economic development.

Mr. Ellis also served as poll manager with the Fulton Country Department of Registration and Elections while studying as an international affairs undergraduate in Atlanta. Ensuring seamless operation, he managed a joint precinct that was the first to rely solely on students for staffing. He resolved problems with voting machines as they occurred and partnered with industrial engineers to create an efficient voter traffic model that enabled optimized precinct layout design.

Mr. Ellis also has past experience as an intern with the Fayette County State Court. He was tasked with reviewing and finalizing a report for the probation department that brought together and analyzed a decade’s worth of financial data. He also designed and led a “Trial by Jury” program that reached more than 400 students.

His current internship at the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Washington state is focused on developing his legal capabilities.