Samie S. Leigh received her law degree from The University of Houston Law Center in December 2016, where she served as the submissions editor of the Houston Business & Tax Law Journal. Her paper “Safe Harboring the Cloud on an Evolving Digital Platform” was selected for publication in the Spring 2017 edition of the Journal. She was also a recipient of the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association scholarship awarded in Fall 2016, as well as a scholarship with the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law at the University of Houston Law Center.
While attending the law school part-time program, Ms. Leigh worked full-time as an engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical Company in the Polyolefin Technology group, particularly in the development of improved Polyethylene and Polypropylene resins.
Prior to law school, she graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics where she was a member of Omega Chi Epsilon Honors Society. During her time at Rutgers University, Ms. Leigh was an enlisted veteran in the New Jersey Air National Guard where she deployed once in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and once in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Ms. Leigh is currently qualified to practice before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Bar Association, and Attorneys Serving the Community. Her interests include long distance running, Baptiste Yoga, and scuba diving.