Ben graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) after receiving his BA in Political Science in 2006. He received his JD and DCL from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in 2009. During law school, he also studied at the Université Jean Moulin III Law School in Lyon, France. Mr. Dampf is admitted to practice in all Louisiana courts. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the American Bar Association.