Duncan Schroeder is a research assistant at Pacific Legal Foundation, where he conducts research to advocate for legislative and regulatory reform at the state and federal levels. He also assists with promoting separation of powers within the federal government.
Duncan has been passionate about liberty since his youth. He became fascinated with the principles of the Founding Fathers when his parents gave him a Revolutionary War coloring book at the age of seven. As he grew older, his support for life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness led to him reading libertarian scholars such as Ayn Rand, F. A. Hayek , Milton Friedman, and Ludwig von Mises. From them, he gained his passion for defending property rights as the cornerstone of a free society.
Duncan joined PLF in 2021. His work compiling state-level administrative procedures led to several states working with PLF to make their regulatory procedures more transparent and accountable. He promotes administrative change to relieve the burdens of unjust regulations that prevent Americans from pursuing happiness and prosperity.
He previously worked at the Media Research Center, where he published over 150 articles about bias he observed in the media. His work has been shared by Rush Limbaugh, Tim Pool, Breitbart, and The Washington Times. He is an alumnus of the Charles Koch Institute internship program.
Duncan graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia as a double major in public policy & leadership and history. Originally from rural Shenandoah County, Virginia, he stays true to his roots through fishing, hunting, and attending country music concerts. He is also an avid gym bro and sports enthusiast.
In the American Bar Association's Preview magazine, Pacific Legal Foundation senior legal fellow Elizabeth Slattery authored a piece on the recently concluded Supreme Court term. In the article, she focuses on two major themes: First, the Court issued a multitude of rulings which were both unanimous and "narrow"; second, that the so-called conserva ...