Sara Mayeux

United States
JD, Stanford Law School, 2011; AB in History, summa cum laude, Princeton University, 2005

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Sara Mayeux studies American constitutional and legal history, especially the history of criminal law, procedure, and institutions. For 2013-14, Sara was the Berger-Howe Legal History Fellow at Harvard Law School. Beginning in fall 2014, she will be in residence at the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a George Sharswood Fellow. She can be found online at  


"The Origins of Back-End Sentencing in California: A Dispatch from the Archives," Stanford Law & Policy Review 22:2 (2011)"The Case of the Black-Gloved Rapist: Defining the Public Defender's Role in the California Courts, 1913-1948," California Legal History 5 (2010)