Sarah A. Mourer
Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education, University of Miami School of Law
Sarah A. Mourer is an Assistant Professor of clinical legal education. Currently, she teaches Substantive Criminal Law and directs the University of Miami Wrongful Convictions Project. Sarah also teaches in and directs the University of Miami Clinical Placement Program. She is the Interim Director of the Litigation Skills Program and the Moot Court advisor.
Sarah’s areas of interest are criminal law, misidentifications, and clinical teaching. Her article Reforming Eyewitness Identification Procedures under the Fourth Amendment was published with the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy. She is also an instructor and lecturer for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and coaches the University of Miami’s School of Law Mock Trial Team. Sarah is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from trial advocacy and clinical teaching, to the Fourth Amendment and wrongful convictions.
Sarah received her B.S. from the University of Florida with honors and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Miami, where she was named Ewald Scholar for superior trial skills and ethical standards. She practiced criminal defense as a trial attorney for eleven years with the Dade County Public Defender’s Office. She tried more than 75 jury trials as lead counsel including capital sexual battery, sanity, juvenile, and all levels of homicide, to name a few. During her tenure as a public defender, Sarah trained and mentored new attorneys and students. She was previously an Adjunct Professor with Nova Southeastern University teaching Lawyering Skills and Values.