Sarah A. Mourer
Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education
Director, Death Penalty Clinic and Innocence Clinic
J.D. 1993, University of Miami School of Law
Sarah A. Mourer, Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of Miami Law's Death Penalty Clinic and Innocence Clinic, received her B.S. from the University of Florida with honors and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Miami, where she was named Ewald Scholar for superior trial skills and ethical standards.
Upon graduation, she practiced criminal defense as a trial attorney for eleven years with the Dade County Public Defender's Office. She tried over 75 jury trials as lead counsel including capital sexual battery, sanity, juvenile, and all levels of homicide, to name a few.
During her tenure as a public defender Professor Mourer trained and mentored new attorneys and students. Professor Mourer was previously an Adjunct Professor with Nova Southeastern University teaching Lawyering Skills and Values.
Currently, Professor Mourer teaches Substantive Criminal Law and is the faculty advisor for the University of Miami Wrongful Convictions Project. She also teaches in and directs the University of Miami Clinical Placement Program.
Her areas of interest are criminal law, misidentifications, and clinical teaching. Her article Reforming Eyewitness Identification Procedures Under the Fourth Amendment was published with the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy. She is an instructor and lecturer for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and coaches the University of Miami's School of Law Mock Trial Team.
Professor Mourer is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from trial advocacy and clinical teaching, to the Fourth Amendment and wrongful convictions.
Reforming Eyewitness Identification Procedures under the Fourth Amendment, ___ Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol'y ___ (forthcoming 2008).