Duncan Schroeder

Research Assistant |

Duncan Schroeder is a research assistant at Pacific Legal Foundation, where he conducts research to advocate for 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. He has contributed to PLF’s efforts to end home equity theft, ensure democratic accountability in the promulgation of state regulations, and eliminate judicial bias in state courts. He also manages the Constitutional Scholarship and Legal Policy interns. 

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.