Sarah Kamenir

Sarah was born and raised in Oak Park, California. She attended college at UC Berkeley and graduated in 2011 with a BA in Social Welfare and minor in Education. She then moved to Brooklyn, New York to participate in AmeriCorps as a Legal Advocate for a non-profit law firm representing low-income New Yorkers with mental illness in their Social Security disability claims. Since moving back to California in early 2013, Sarah has filled her time traveling to some of the most beautiful places in the world including: South Africa, Vietnam, Poland, and Israel. Post travels, she worked as an Associate in the Alternative Sentencing department at Beit T’Shuvah, a residential treatment center for Jews struggling with addiction. Following her 1L year, Sarah spent her summer working for the New Orleans Public Defenders Office, where she continued to build upon her love for and commitment to public service, as well as learning about realistic and practical ways to fight the injustice inherent in America’s penal system.

For her 2L year, in addition to being a Public Interest Law Scholar and serving on the board of PILF, Sarah will also proudly be clerking for the Honorable Judge Harry Pregerson in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Sarah is interested in criminal justice reform and hopes to dedicate her career to creating alternatives to incarceration.