BA (cum laude, Kansas State University, USA); Juris Doctorate (University of Denver, USA); LLM (with distinction, University of Leicester); PhD (De Montfort University)
Sarah Sargent is a qualified lawyer in the United States. Licensed to practice law (Licenses inactive) Colorado, Maryland, Kansas, USA. Her legal practice concentrated on issues of children's rights. She worked for several non-profit organisations, including work in the capacity of Managing Attorney and Director of Legal Services. Her legal practice included extensive litigation experience, and filing briefs of amicus curiae with the state appellate court on children's rights issues. She is also one of the founders of the non-profit organisation, Kansas Association of Counsel for Children, which is an affiliate of the national organisation, National Association of Counsel for Children, and has served as a Board member and past President of this organisation. Dr Sargent also served a member of the Kansas Judicial Council Juvenile Offender/Child in Need of Care Advisory Committee for seven years. This group was responsible for a review and revision of state laws on juvenile offenders and children in care.
Dr Sargent has previously taught as an adjunct professor at Washburn University, USA on children's law and and Comparative Law: Method and Theory. She also taught at De Montfort University. Her on-going research interests include indigenous rights in international law, transnational legal theory, and the intersection of indigenous rights and children's rights in both international and domestic law.