Forman named law school clinical faculty fellow

Sarah Jane Forman, J.D., has been named the School of Law’s first Clinical Faculty Fellow.

“Sarah Jane is a great addition to the clinical program and the larger law school,” said Annette R. Appell, J.D., associate dean of clinical affairs and professor of law.

“Her experience in criminal and juvenile defense and her interest in tracing the structural and systemic factors that create pathways to prison through the schoolhouse doors intersect with the clinical program’s growing engagement with youth advocacy and the regulation of childhood,” Appell said.

Forman, who earned a law degree from Boston College Law School, has worked as an associate specializing in trial practice and as a public defender. She also was a law clerk for both the Environmental Protection Agency and The Nature Conservancy; an intern with the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General; and a legal assistant for The Rainforest Alliance.

The clinic fellowship, which is part of the law school’s faculty fellows program, is designed to train talented law graduates for success in the entry-level law teaching market, including in clinical education.

Clinical fellows will benefit from direct association with the school’s longstanding and nationally recognized Clinical Education Program while working closely with faculty mentors who are widely respected for their teaching and research.

They will receive assistance in developing academic legal scholarship and opportunities to teach in the Clinical Education Program.