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Sarah Sanderson '11

Interest in Mental Health and Child Advocacy

Sarah’s interest in mental health law and child advocacy stems from high school classes and her undergraduate work in psychology at the University of Kentucky. She tailored her B.A. in Psychology to children’s mental health issues and worked with children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Sarah’s decision to become an attorney stems from her special interest in how the legal system treats and affects people with mental illnesses and disabilities. Sarah believes lawyers can assist mentally ill persons in ways that complement the services provided by mental health professionals. She is especially interested in how criminal law matters and civil rights work affect mental health.