Sarah Butterfield

Student Staff Editor

Sarah Butterfield is a Student Staff Editor at Just Security, a third-year student at New York University School of Law, and a Digital Articles Editor on the Review of Law and Social Change. She also serves as a Student Advocate at NYU’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, where she represents individual clients and grassroots organizations battling the U.S. immigration system.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, with a concentration in International Security and Arabic, from Tufts University, Sarah spent several years in North Africa working for a research consulting firm, where she led monitoring and evaluation assessments of development programs. She then worked for St. Andrew’s Refugee Services in Cairo, Egypt, as a senior legal advisor, managing a portfolio of refugee and asylum resettlement cases. During her second year at NYU Law, she was a Human Rights Scholar at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, where she worked as a research assistant supporting international litigation on behalf of former black site detainees and victims of the U.S. government’s extraordinary rendition program. She also has interned with the International Refugee Assistance Project, American Friends Service Committee, and African Services Committee.


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