Sarah Sherman-Stokes

Clinical Instructor School of Law

Sarah Sherman-Stokes is a clinical instructor in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Boston University School of Law. Ms. Sherman-Stokes co-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 non-citizens in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals, with a special focus on the representation of detained, mentally ill refugees. Ms. Sherman-Stokes has led trainings on the representation of mentally ill non-citizens in removal proceedings, detention and deportation, and has guest-lectured at Boston College Law School and Roger Williams University School of Law. Ms. Sherman-Stokes is the co-chair of the Criminal-Immigration Working Group at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. Ms. Sherman-Stokes graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School, where she was the recipient of a Public Service Scholarship. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College.