Election Year: 2020
Election Constituency: Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean
Scholar Status: Scholar Alum
Rhodes Identifier: Jamaica & Balliol 2020
Samuel Bailey completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of the West Indies, attaining several scholarships and awards. Samuel was called to the bar as an Attorney-at-Law and currently works as a Judicial Counsel at the Caribbean Court of Justice, assisting the apex court with a variety of disputes within the region. Throughout his studies, Samuel was involved outside the classroom, participating in several debates, moots and academic competitions around the world including the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition earlier this year. He has served in various positions of student leadership, most recently as President of the Law Students' Association. As an avid sportsman, he competed in numerous sports including rugby, basketball, bodybuilding and represented Jamaica on the National Water Polo and Swim Teams. As a result of his desire to inspire young people, Samuel is involved in mentorship, youth advocacy and tutoring. At Oxford, Samuel intends to continue his studies in law. Samuel has a passion for international law and seeks to use this area to contribute to the growth and development of the Caribbean region. In his spare time, Samuel enjoys traveling, acting, singing and playing the saxophone and bass guitar.