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B.A., Hillsdale College
M.A., Seton Hall University
J.D., Seton Hall University
LL.M., Southern Methodist University

Professor Rogerson directs The Edward P. Swyer Justice Center at Albany Law School. 

She is also the faculty Director of the Immigration Law Clinic, in which students represent immigrant victims of crime including child abuse and neglect, persecution, domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Under her supervision, her students also represent wrongfully detained immigrants and regularly participate in legislative advocacy and community outreach initiatives. Before joining the faculty, Professor Rogerson worked as a housing and immigrant rights public interest attorney in Newark, New Jersey and in Dallas, Texas. 

Her scholarship addresses flaws in the administration of immigration law and policy, including intersections with domestic violence and international law. She has also been published on current issues such as crisis lawyering, education policy and gun safety, having direct lived experience with each of those topics. 

She is a New York State Municipal Police Instructor and is a regular panelist on WAMC Public Radio’s “The Roundtable.”


In the News

Director of the Edward P. Swyer Justice Center Sarah Rogerson and her sister Mary Mueller's op-ed "Our loved one was shot at Oxford High. Locking up the shooter’s parents won’t solve our gun violence problem" appeared on CNN.com on April 9, 2024.

Director of the Edward P. Swyer Justice Center Sarah Rogerson and her sister Mary Mueller appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, Scripps News and NewsNation to discuss verdict in Oxford High School shooting case, on April 9, 2024.

Director of The Edward P. Swyer Justice Center; Director of the Immigration Law Clinic; and Professor of Law Sarah Rogerson was part of the WAMC Roundtable on October 30, 2023.

Director of The Edward P. Swyer Justice Center; Director of the Immigration Law Clinic; and Professor of Law Sarah Rogerson was part of the WAMC Roundtable on September 18, 2023.

Director of The Edward P. Swyer Justice Center; Director of the Immigration Law Clinic; and Professor of Law Sarah Rogerson was part of the WAMC Roundtable on September 12, 2023.

Director of The Edward P. Swyer Justice Center; Director of the Immigration Law Clinic; and Professor of Law Sarah Rogerson was featured in the WMHT story, “Understanding Modern Immigration in New York | NY& Immigration,” on July 18, 2023.

Director of The Edward P. Swyer Justice Center; Director of the Immigration Law Clinic; and Professor of Law Sarah Rogerson was part of the WAMC Roundtable on July 3, 2023.

Professor of Law; Director, The Justice Center; Director, Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson was featured on the City Limits story, “As Relocated Asylum Seekers Adjust to Life in Albany, Advocates Call for More Resources,” on June 13, 2023.

Professor of Law; Director, The Justice Center; Director, Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson was featured on the WAMC show, “The Capitol Connection #2321,” on June 1, 2023.

Professor of Law; Director, The Justice Center; Director, Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson was featured on the Spectrum story, “Albany County executive, NYC mayor staffers talk, cut deal for better communication on migrants,” on May 31, 2023.

Selected Achievements

Professor Sarah Rogerson was featured in the documentary "The Turning Point: Guerilla Habeas" on NBC.

Professor Sarah Rogerson was invited to co-lead two amicus briefs on behalf of legal scholars—arguments rooted in her previous scholarship on immigration enforcement in state courthouses: New York v. ICE , No. 19 Civ. 8876 (SDNY) and Doe v. ICE , No. 19 Civ. 8892 (SDNY).​

The Immigration Law Clinic, directed by Professor Sarah Rogerson , received a national honorable mention by the Clinical Legal Education Association in the category of Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project. The recognition was for the clinic's role in the Detention Outreach Project. ​

Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Immigrant Excellence Award at the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators' annual legislative conference in Albany on February 17, 2019.​

Professor Sarah Rogerson received the AILA Upstate NY Chapter 2018 Pro Bono Champion Award at the 2018 Northern Border U.S.-Canada Immigration Law Conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, on October 19, 2018.​

Professor Sarah Rogerson was appointed Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Immigration Representation.

Professor Sarah Rogerson was invited to co-lead two amicus briefs on behalf of legal scholars—arguments rooted in her previous scholarship on immigration enforcement in state courthouses: New York v. ICE, No. 19 Civ. 8876 (SDNY) and Doe v. ICE, No. 19 Civ. 8892 (SDNY).​

Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Immigration Advocate Award from the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District in September 2019.​

​Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District's Immigration Advocate Award in September 2019.

Professor Sarah Rogerson received the Kimberly A. Troisi-Paton Leadership Award at the Capital District Women's Bar Association's annual installation dinner on June 4, 2019.

Sarah F. Rogerson Curriculum Vitae
Sarah Rogerson

Sarah F. Rogerson

Professor of Law; Director, The Edward P. Swyer Justice Center; Director of Field Placement, Pro Bono Scholar and Semester-in-Practice/City Semester Programs

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