Jim Saksa

London, London, England

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  • BA from Penn, JD from Georgetown
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About Me




I'm a rugby player, a news-junky, a former philosophy/politics/economics major, a current law student, a world traveler (sort of), a half-assed hipster, a frat-guy, community-service enthusiast, a beer drinker, a fairly obnoxious know-it-all and some people have accused me of being a nice guy.


My philosophy is a bit of Camus, Nietzsche, Sartre, Locke and Rawls all thrown into a barely coherent mix. Basically, help others who are victims of absurdity, but not at the point of martyrdom, because then you're just becoming a victim yourself. Or, less philosophy-nerdy: have fun, and make sure others are having a good time too.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I joined after getting shown around Atlanta a few summers ago. I've hosted a bit for coffee, but never properly. Once I move back to Philly, though, I'll be able to host. So give me a shout this summer if you are coming to Philly (you should!).

I've also been hosted in Europe a bit.


Lots of meets up, less hosting. Always down to meet fellow travelers and to help show them around.


Travel, rugby, sports, music, philosophy, politics, public policy, law, art, expensive beer, cheap beer, good times and creating good stories.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Broken Social Scene, Sufjan Stevens, Queen, The Arcade Fire, the pixies, they might be giants, the shins, belle & sebastian, !!!, the Faint, Air, Caribou, Erin McKeown, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, The Misfits, Animal Collective, M83, Explosions in the Sky, The Decemberists, Apollo Sunshine, Journey, The Go! Team, Joanna Newsom, the Magnetic Fields, Nick Drake, The Mountain Goats, Stars, Sigur Ros, Fred is Dead, Brian Murray's Band, Penn Rugby drunken singing, the Eagles fight song, Band of Horses, GnR, Pantera, of Montreal
Movies: 2001: a Space Odyssey, Star Wars IV-VI, Young Frankenstein, Animal House
Favorite Books: The Almanac of American Politics, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, The Fall, The Genealogy of Morals, The Gutenberg Galaxy

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was a substitute teacher for a few days at the International School of Vienna. Real teachers are amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

Things I know and can help you know too:
US Law
Random useless trivia
UK drinking games
US drinking games

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, United Kingdom, United States

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