Sarah Seo is a legal historian of criminal law and procedure in the twentieth-century United States. Her current project examines the history of the automobile to explain the evolution of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and to explore the problem of police discretion in a society committed to the rule of law. Seo has published in the Yale Law Journal, Law and Social Inquiry, and Law and History Review, among others. She teaches criminal procedure and legal history.
Seo has received numerous fellowships in legal history, including the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Fellowship, the Samuel I. Golieb Fellowship, and the Charles W. McCurdy/Miller Center Fellowship. She has also practiced at an international law firm and as a pro bono lawyer. She received her A.B. and Ph.D., both in history, at Princeton University. After earning her law degree at Columbia Law School, she clerked for Judge Denny Chin, then of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Judge Reena Raggi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Princeton University, AB, 2002
Columbia Law School, JD, 2007
Princeton University, Ph.D., 2016