Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 140-E
  • Phone: 617-573-8479
  • Fax: 617-742-2139
  • Email: sboonin@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • BA, Duke University
  • JD, Harvard University

Biography

Sarah Boonin teaches in the areas of mental health and disability law, health law, and women's reproductive health. She designed and teaches Suffolk's first Health Law Clinic. The Clinic provides students with an opportunity to hone their legal skills under close supervision through live client practice in the areas of guardianship practice, Social Security disability practice, and healthcare benefits. Professor Boonin and her clinical students specialize in serving those with complex mental health issues. She also teaches in the area of women s health law, with an emphasis on reproductive health.

At Suffolk, Professor Boonin is a faculty affiliate to the Center for Women's Health and Human Rights. Prior to joining Suffolk's faculty, Ms. Boonin spent five years teaching a family and domestic violence clinic at Harvard Law School. There, she launched and ran a medical-legal collaboration with Boston area hospitals aimed at providing comprehensive legal services to low-income survivors of domestic violence. Sarah received a prestigious two-year Skadden Fellowship to launch the program.

Immediately after graduating from Harvard Law School, Sarah served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Judith A. Cowin of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Sarah holds her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, Sarah worked for four years for a national women's rights organization on issues of reproductive health and rights.

Sarah was named one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's Up and Coming Lawyers in 2010. Sarah is a member of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association and the Women s Bar Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Guardianship Association.


Publications


Other Publications

The 88 Percent: The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision Threatens All Contraception, MS. MAGAZINE (2014)

Marriage is Marriage How the Supreme Court's Repeal of DOMA Changed Our Lives, MS. MAGAZINE (2013)


Media

What Equality Really Means After Windsor, THE HUFFINGTON POST, 08/15/13.

A Law Professor's Perspective on the Supreme Court's DOMA Case, THE HUFFINGTON POST, 06/28/13.