Emmanuel Allicious Macpherson Sam is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone with eight years standing. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Corporate and Compliance Law at Suffolk University School of Law. In 2022, he graduated with his Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Simmons University, Massachusetts. He also holds a Master of Laws in Human Rights and Global Economy, Bachelor of Arts First Class First Division Honours, Bachelor of Laws First Class First Division Honours. He briefly studied at Lund University in Sweden and University of North Carolina School of Law. He holds postgraduate certificates from Lund University and University of North Carolina, respectively. 

He was the valedictorian (best graduating law student in 2013) and a recipient of the University of Sierra Leone and the Sierra Leone Law School Academic Excellence Award. He was the Commencement Speaker for the LL.M. class of 2016 at Northeastern University School of Law in the United States.

Emmanuel has worked for renowned legal institutions around the world. Emmanuel worked with Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian in Sweden. He has worked for Boston Legal Services in Massachusetts and Massachusetts Advocate for Children in the United States of America.

He is a legal practitioner, environmental law, European business law, human, media and digital rights advocate. Emmanuel is a strategic litigant trained by Media Legal Defence Initiative (now Media Defence), a not-for-profit organization based in the UK on Internet governance in Africa. Trained in Civic Space litigation by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization, based in United States of America. He is a founding member of West Africa Media Lawyers Association based in Abuja, Nigeria. Between 2018 and 2020, Emmanuel presented amicus curiae briefs before the Ecowas Court of Justice in Nigeria in different human rights and environmental law cases. He has made a lot of appearances in the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, Arusha, Tanzania.