Welcome to Summer Law Clerk Sarah Sadlier


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Photo of Sarah SadlierAt NARF, we are dedicated to supporting the next generation of Indian law lawyers. One way we do this is through our Law Clerk Program. Today, we feature Sarah Sadlier, a summer law clerk for our Anchorage, AK, office.

Sarah Sadlier (Mnicoujou Lakota) is a JD Candidate and a History PhD Candidate at Harvard, specializing in Native American History with a secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. As an undergraduate at Stanford, she quadruple majored in American Studies (with Honors), History (with Honors), Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Political Science (secondary major) with Distinction. She completed her first master’s in Modern Thought and Literature in 2017 at Stanford and her second master’s in History in 2019 at Harvard.

Sarah has helped defend water protectors as a legal assistant at the Lakota People’s Law Project, and she also is a summer associate at Kilpatrick Townsend working on appellate cases in federal Indian law, including the defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Currently, she is the Co-President of Harvard Native American Law Student Association. Eventually, she hopes to become a professor of American Indian Law.