At IJ, Seth has worked on educational choice, economic liberty, and property rights. Before joining IJ, Seth had the pleasure of clerking for Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. Seth graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 2020, where he was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Technology at Texas. While in law school, Seth interned for IJ’s Austin office, two firms, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew W. Austin for the Western District of Texas, and the Texas Office of the Solicitor General. Seth received his BBA with highest honors from the Business Honors program at Texas A&M University in 2016.
Originally from the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Seth has a particular understanding of the importance of property rights, as his family’s property where he grew up and where his parents still live was partially taken by eminent domain. Seth enjoys golf, hiking, reading, and country music.
Other Property Rights Abuses | Private Property
A South Carolina town changed its zoning regulations and ordered a small automotive business to stop renting U-Hauls. The owners are now fighting back.
Civil Forfeiture | Private Property
Cristal Starling runs a mobile food cart in Rochester, New York, to provide for herself and her grandnephew. She dreamed of expanding the business into a food truck, and she saved enough money to do…
Economic Liberty | First Amendment | Transportation
Coast Guard-empowered private association concocts reasons to keep an experienced captain from working
Captain Matthew Hight thought he would earn a living navigating cargo carriers on the Great Lakes. Instead, an unholy alliance of a federal bureaucracy and a legalized monopoly suddenly rendered him a castaway. Now he’s…