Samuel L. Rubinstein is the strategic engagement fellow for ACS. In this role, he supports ACS’s efforts on voting rights and state courts. His academic and professional interests are at the intersection of constitutional law, policy, empirical research and social activism. Sam studied public policy at Brown University and graduated magna cum laude with honors in 2017. For his honors thesis, entitled The Profit Motive and Courts: How Legislation in Missouri to Curb Towns’ Reliance on Court Fine Revenues Changed Policing and Enforcement, he was awarded the Noah Krieger ’93 Prize for Academic Excellence. He has also conducted research on conflict of interest recusals of public officials, which is pending publication. Prior to joining ACS, Sam was an intern for Jersey City, New Jersey Mayor Steven M. Fulop, where he led efforts to create prisoner reentry and immigrant affairs programs. Additionally, he has worked as an intern for Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Americans for Responsible Solutions and the Center for American Progress. In his spare time, Sam is a long distance runner.