Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Introducing Sarah Stephens

It's our great pleasure today to welcome Sarah Stephens (right) as an IntLawGrrls contributor.
Sarah's currently practicing labor and employment law at a firm in Atlanta, Georgia, where she also is a Visiting Scholar at the Feminist Legal Theory Project and Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative at Emory University School of Law, a project founded by Emory Law Professor Martha Albertson Fineman.
Before beginning to practice as an attorney, Sarah served as a law clerk to Chief Judge William B. Traxler, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and to Judge G. Ernest Tidwell, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia She earned her J.D. degree magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law; she was Notes Editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, served as a Legal Advocate in the Georgia Law Family Violence Clinic, and spent a semester studying abroad in Georgia Law's program at St. Anne's College, Oxford University, England. Sarah also holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Emory.
In her introductory post below, Sarah describes the inaugural International Conference on Feminism and the Law in Pune, India, where she presented her paper on globalization and equality among women in the Middle East and North Africa. Even as she prepares that paper for publication, she's working on another, comparing restrictions on reproductive autonomy in Egypt and the United States.
Heartfelt welcome!

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