Sarah Carthen Watson
George N. Lindsay Fellow, Fair Housing and Community Development Project
Sarah Carthen Watson is the 2018-2019 George N. Lindsay Fellow in the Fair Housing and Community Development Project. Her one-year fellowship will use a three-pronged approach of impact litigation, local advocacy and community engagement to challenge the discriminatory effects of nuisance and crime-free ordinances on minorities, victims of domestic violence, and low-income communities.
Sarah received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2018. While in law school, she served as Co-Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Committee, Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association, and participated in two semesters of the Civil Rights, Community Justice and Mediation Clinic. She has worked as a law clerk at the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council, the St. Louis District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York City Law Department, the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General, and Legal Aid at Work.
Prior to law school, Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University.
Admitted to practice law in Minnesota; not admitted in the District of Columbia. Practice is limited pursuant to D.C. App. Rule 49 (c)(3)