Sarah Butterfield
Human Rights Scholar

Sarah Butterfield is a 2L at NYU Law and a Staff Editor on the Review of Law and Social Change. 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. Sarah 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. In her position there, Sarah managed the organization’s efforts to provide legal aid and resettlement and protection support to Syrian refugees. Now, in law school, Sarah aims to continue to hone her expertise in immigration and refugee law and the intersection between immigration, criminal justice, and policing. During Summer 2020, Sarah interned for the International Refugee Assistance Project, and she continues to expand her knowledge base through involvement in a variety of student groups and courses.


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