Erick Sam

Erick Sam

Student

Overview

I am a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Philosophy, currently writing a dissertation on foundational issues in international taxation and migration law. I hold a B.A. in philosophy and in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Brown University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Prior to arriving at Duke, I worked as a tax attorney in the New York office of the law firm Sullivan and Cromwell. My philosophical interests include legal and political philosophy, normative and applied ethics, as well as certain morally and legally pertinent topics in metaphysics (e.g., causation, free will, abilities, personal identity) and the philosophy of science (e.g., methodology of economics, probability). I am concurrently studying and engaging in research on tax policy at Duke Law School. In my leisure, I compose and perform classical and instrumental guitar music.

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