Associate Professor of Law
- LL.M., Georgetown University
- J.D., New York University Law School
- B.A., Sociology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Kathryn Sabbeth is
a tenured associate professor of law at the University of North Carolina. Her teaching and scholarship concern public interest lawyers, public law
litigation, and access to justice. At
UNC, she has taught Civil Lawyering Process, the Civil Legal
Assistance Clinic, and Employment Discrimination. In the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic,
Professor Sabbeth’s students represent clients in employment,
housing, and other civil rights and economic justice cases. Before
joining the UNC law faculty, Professor Sabbeth taught at Georgetown University
Law Center. As a teaching fellow at
Georgetown’s Institute for Public Representation, she taught in a civil rights
clinic and supervised federal litigation regarding employment discrimination
access to government records.
Sabbeth received her B.A. in
Sociology from the University of Michigan, Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from
New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil
Liberties Fellow, an editor for the Review of Law and Social Change, and
the recipient of the Christian Jarecki (‘98) Memorial Prize for outstanding
work in NYU’s clinical program. During law school, she worked at civil
rights and economic justice organizations including the NAACP Legal Defense and
Educational Fund, Inc., the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Foreclosure
Prevention Project of South Brooklyn Legal Services, and the labor and
employment firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias and Englehard, P.C. Following
graduation, she joined South Brooklyn Legal Services to represent
low-income tenants in housing litigation.
Sabbeth clerked for the Honorable
James C. Francis IV in the Southern District of New York and the Honorable
Warren J. Ferguson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Curriculum Vitae ()
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The Prioritization of Criminal Over Civil Counsel and the Discounted Danger of Private Power, 42 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. (2015).
Zeal on Behalf of Vulnerable Clients, 93 N.C. L. REV. (2015).
Capital Defenders as Outsider Lawyers, 89 CHI.-KENT L. REV. 569 (2014). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
What's Money Got to Do With It?: Public Interest Lawyering and Profit, 91 DENV. U. L. REV. 441 (2014).
[Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
Towards an Understanding of Litigation as Expression: Lessons from Guantánamo, 44 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 1487 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
Contracting (Out) Rights (with D. Vladeck), 36 FORDHAM URB. L.J. 803 (2009). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
- A HISTORY OF THE ARTHUR GARFIELD HAYS CIVIL LIBERTIES PROGRAM 1958-2008 (with N. Dorsen, H. Hershkoff, S. Law, and G. Prisco) (NYU Law, 2008). [KF292.N475 Z54 2008 ]