Get to Know Sarah Seo!
- Columbia Law School
Number of years as LSA member: 6
Number of LSA Meetings Attended: 4
Areas of Research:
- Legal History
- Criminal Law and Procedure
Favorite Topic to Teach or Research: Legal History
Major Award(s) or Honors:
- Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize (2020)
- Law and Society Association Dissertation Prize (2017)
- Law and Society Association Honorable Mention: J. Willard Hurst Book Prize (2020)
Unique Fact: “One of the more unusual book events that I did for Policing the Open Road was a panel at Lincoln Center. I joined the stage with a musician, playwright, and activist for a conversation about ‘Policing, Freedom, and the Arts.’ Culture, especially music and literature, had a big influence on my writing, so it was a wonderful opportunity to engage with artists about how history informs their work and how their work, in turn, informs mine.”
Top 3 Books/Articles Published:
- Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom (Harvard University Press, 2019).
- Sarah A. Seo, Democratic Policing before the Due Process Revolution, 128 Yale L.J. (2019).
- Sarah A. Seo, The New Public, 125 Yale L.J. (2016).
Recent Media Appearances:
- “Hi-Phi Nation” – a podcast from slate.com, ‘Police Discretion’ (May 9, 2020)
- “Deep Background” – a podcast with host Noah Feldman, ‘The History of Policing Cars’ (Nov. 30, 2019)
- “War on Cars” podcast, ‘The Automotive Police State’ (Oct. 31, 2019)
To learn more about Sarah, check out her bio here .