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Sarah Lustbader

Sarah Lustbader, senior legal counsel and curator of the Daily Appeal, previously worked as a senior program associate at the Vera Institute of Justice and as a criminal defense attorney at the Bronx Defenders. During her time as a public defender, Sarah conducted trainings on the intersection of neuroscience and criminal law, and wrote a white paper proposing a novel police body-camera policy regime. Sarah was an antitrust associate for the law firm Shearman & Sterling, LLP. She has testified before the New York State Assembly and has published op-ed pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Week. Her academic work has been published in Washington University Law Review (as co-author) and Fordham Urban Law Journal. She received a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a JD from NYU School of Law, where she served on the NYU Law Review as Notes editor.