Professor Sarah Rogerson, director of the Albany Law School Family Violence Litigation Clinic and associated Immigration Project, was named a guest blogger for ImmigrationProf Blog, part of the Law Professor Blogs Network.
Professor Rogerson's scholarship is focused on the intersections between domestic violence, family law, international law and immigration law and policy.
With the New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Professor Rogerson and the law school recently launched the Immigration Project, which will offer legal services to domestic violence victims with unclear or undocumented immigration status.
Under the Immigration Project, law students of Albany Law’s existing and well-established Family Violence Litigation Clinic can address immigration issues for victims of domestic violence, in addition to the victim’s safety, custody and/or support matters in family court.
Professor Rogerson joined the Albany Law faculty after a clinical teaching fellowship at University of Baltimore School of Law, where she taught and supervised students enrolled in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Previously, she represented immigrant adults and children in cases involving torture, domestic violence, human trafficking and guardianship petitions at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc., in both state and federal courts. Professor Rogerson also spent several years as a litigation associate practicing federal and state law in New York and New Jersey.
Professor Rogerson earned her J.D., as well as an M.A., from Seton Hall University, and she earned an LL.M. from Southern Methodist University. She completed her undergraduate work at Hillsdale College.