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Sarah St. Vincent Bio

Sarah St.Vincent, JD ’11, cum laude, graduated with high honors from Swarthmore College, where she majored in English Literature and Asian Studies. She also holds a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, where she specialized in Chinese and Vietnamese anthropology and wrote her thesis on the emergence of transgender rights in Vietnam. After earning her JD, she received a Skadden Fellowship to promote the rights of vulnerable immigrant women in the UK under EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights. Her Skadden Fellowship project is conducted in collaboration with the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (“AIRE”) Centre, a London-based organization.

Prior to coming to Michigan Law, St.Vincent served as an intern for the Campaign against Torture at Physicians for Human Rights, and later worked as a consultant for the East Africa grant-making department of American Jewish World Service. During law school, she was an Associate Editor of the Michigan Law Review, in which she published a Note titled “Coercion’s Common Threads: Addressing Vagueness in Federal Criminal Prohibitions on Torture by Looking to State Domestic Violence Laws” (109 Mich. L. Rev. 813 (2011)). She was also a Contributing Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law and served as a legal intern for the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice. During her second year of law school, she participated in the Geneva externship program, serving as an extern for the International Commission of Jurists. She founded the Prisoners’ Rights Organization of Students (“PROS”), was a Vice President of the Asia Law Society and was a co-coordinator of Wolverine Street Law’s education program at Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson, Michigan. Shortly before graduating, she received the S. Anthony Benton Memorial Award for excellence in constitutional and international law.