Sarah R. Sherman-Stokes

Clinical Associate Professor of Law

Associate Director, Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Clinic

BA, cum laude, Bates College
JD, cum laude, Boston College Law School

Areas of Interest
Immigration Law & Policy

Sarah Sherman-Stokes is a clinical associate professor at Boston University School of Law. Ms. Sherman-Stokes teaches Immigration Law and is the associate director of the Immigrants’ Rights & Human Trafficking Program, where she teaches seminars on Core Lawyering Skills and Advanced Trial Advocacy and supervises students representing newly arrived unaccompanied children facing deportation, refugees fleeing human rights abuses, and other vulnerable immigrants in court and administrative proceedings. Previously, Ms. Sherman-Stokes was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project where she represented noncitizens in removal proceedings, with a special focus on the representation of detained, mentally ill refugees. Ms. Sherman-Stokes’ scholarship explores the intersections of immigration law and mental health and disability, as well as the interactions between immigration and the criminal justice system. Her prior scholarship has been published in the Hastings Law Journal and the Villanova Law Review. Ms. Sherman-Stokes graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School, where she was the recipient of a Public Service Scholarship.

  1. Sarah Sherman-Stokes, "Third Country Deportation," 53 Indiana Law Review 333 (2020).
  2. Sarah Sherman-Stokes, Priya Baskaran, Laila Hlass & Allison Korn, "Experiential Learning through Popular Multimedia," in The Media Method: Teaching Law with Popular Culture , Christine Corcos, ed., Carolina Academic Press (2019).
  3. Sarah Sherman-Stokes, "Reparations for Central American Refugees," 96 Denver Law Review 585 (2019).
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  4. Sarah Sherman-Stokes, "No Restoration, No Rehabilitation: Shadow Detention of Mentally Incompetent Noncitizens," 62 Villanova Law Review 787 (2017).
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  5. Sarah Sherman-Stokes, "Sufficiently Safeguarded?: Competency Evaluations of Mentally Ill Respondents in Removal Proceedings," 67 Hastings Law Journal 1023 (2016).
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