Sarah Mehta

Sarah Mehta is TrialWatch’s Manager for Clinical Partnerships at the Foundation, supporting TrialWatch’s global network of university partners and building local partnerships. She also directs the TrialWatch Project at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic. Prior to joining TrialWatch, Ms. Mehta was an attorney and human rights researcher with the American Civil Liberties Union and at the ACLU of Michigan. She served as counsel on the ACLU’s challenge to the Muslim Ban and its successful lawsuit for immigrants with mental disabilities, for which her team was awarded the AILA Jack Wasserman Memorial Award. At the ACLU, Ms. Mehta authored several reports based on her investigations into the US immigration and criminal justice systems; litigated prisoner rights, police brutality, and racial profiling cases; monitored military commissions at Guantánamo Bay; and represented the ACLU before regional and international human rights bodies. Ms. Mehta was the Aryeh Neier Fellow at Human Rights Watch and the ACLU and a Fulbright Scholar in India focused on Muslim women’s rights. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. in Development Studies (Honors) and South Asian Studies from Brown University. Ms. Mehta speaks fluent French and conversational Hindi/Urdu and Spanish.