Sarah Lorr is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director of the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic. The clinic focuses on protecting and advancing the civil rights of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Prior to joining the faculty at Brooklyn Law School, Professor Lorr was a Supervising Attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services Family Defense Practice, providing free legal representation to parents at risk of losing their children to foster care. In that capacity, she also represented parents in a wide range of matters related to family law, including termination of parental rights, custody, and family offense proceedings. She focused on keeping families together and protecting her clients’ fundamental right to parent.
Professor Lorr served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Honorable Boyce F. Martin in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Following her clerkships, Sarah worked as a litigation associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP on a variety of complex civil matters including the representation of civilian detainees in litigation against a private military contractor.
She holds a law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She served as a Notes & Articles Editor for the Fordham Law Review and received the Ann Moynihan Award for outstanding performance in the law school’s clinical program and the Robert Aram Renzulli Prize in Criminal Law. She is currently Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s Council on Children.