Juliet Sorensen

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The Legal Career of Juliet Sorensen

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A clinical assistant professor at the Northwestern University School of Law, Juliet Sorensen teaches about international criminal law, human rights, public health, the International Criminal Court, and government corruption. Active with Northwestern’s Center for International Human Rights, she educates students about legal issues affecting territories with limited resources. Another of Juliet Sorensen's areas of research is the judiciary, and she belongs to the committee that chooses federal district court judges for the Northern District of Illinois.

Before embarking on the academic stage of her career, Juliet Sorensen graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a bachelor of arts in politics and a certificate in Near Eastern Studies. Subsequently, she volunteered with the United States Peace Corps, in which she spent two years providing health education to villagers in Tinzouline, Morocco. After returning to the United States, Juliet Sorensen attended Columbia University School of Law as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as the articles editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law while earning her juris doctor.

Following law school, Sorensen clerked for the Honorable George A. O’Toole of the federal district court in Boston for one year. In her next position as a litigation associate with Foley Hoag LLP, she defended refugees from Sierra Leone and Sudan who were seeking political asylum on a pro bone basis. Prior to joining Northwestern University, Sorensen worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois, and investigated matters for the General Crimes Section and the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecution Section.

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