Clayton Calvin is an attorney with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s litigation arm, the Center for the American Future. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked with Colorado’s Independence Institute on constitutional and budget issues. He also worked independently in litigation to limit qualified immunity and to defend the constitutional right to earn a living.

Clayton is a graduate of Georgetown University with degrees in economics and English literature, as well as a graduate of the Pepperdine School of Law. In law school, he served as Managing Editor of his law journal and received awards for an article he published exploring free-market methods of lessening large tech firms’ sway over civic discourse, as well as for his performance on the moot court team, ranked 11th in the nation, including an international victory at London’s Middle Temple. He also helped introduce plea bargaining to the country of Uganda through work in prisons training members of its criminal justice system. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Colorado.

A native of New Mexico, in his free time, he loves to ski and backpack, play the piano, and talk about freedom.