Russell named one of "New Leaders in the Law"
Nov. 5, 2013 - The Connecticut Law Tribune has named Sarah Russell, associate professor of law in the School of Law, as one of its "New Leaders in the Law."
Editors at the publication chose 62 people under age 40 from a pool of 300 nominations. Honorees were selected for their legal work, pro bono efforts and community involvement.
"I am so happy to receive this award in recognition of the important work my colleagues and I are doing in Quinnipiac's Civil Justice Clinic," said Russell. "We have incredibly talented students who work hard on a daily basis to achieve great results for our clients."
Russell co-directs the Civil Justice Clinic and focuses her work on sentencing policy, prisoner reentry issues, professional ethics, and the problems of access to justice. The Civil Justice Clinic gives students the opportunity to represent low-income clients in cases involving unpaid wages, housing, child support, unemployment benefits, immigration, prison conditions, and prisoner reentry matters. Students also have the opportunity to work on public policy projects.
Russell leads the Clinic's Juvenile Sentencing Project, which advocates for reform in Connecticut to respond to recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions and provide a "second look" at long prison sentences imposed on juveniles.
Read Russell's profile on the Connecticut Law Tribune site