Practitioner in Residence, Women and the Law Clinic
Office: Room 407A
Sofia Yakren is a Practitioner-in-Residence with the Women and the Law Clinic. Prior to joining the WCL faculty, Sofia was a civil rights litigator at Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP, where she represented individual and class plaintiffs in employment discrimination, false arrest, and wrongful conviction actions. Before that, as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow at the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center, Sofia challenged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act in New York City’s welfare system. Sofia also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nancy Gertner of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Areas of Specialization
- Civil Rights
- Employment Discrimination Law
Degrees & Universities
- B.A., Yale University (magna cum laude)
- J.D., Yale Law School
- Sofia Yakren, Lawyer as Emotional Laborer, 42 U. Mich. J. L. Reform 141 (2008).
- Sofia Yakren & Michelle Schwartz eds., Accomplishing the Purposes of Sentencing—the Role of the Courts and the Commission (Transcr.), 15 Fed. Senten. Rep. 165 (2003).