Assistant Professor of Law
Sarah Medina Camiscoli
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Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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Professor Medina Camiscoli writes at the intersection of constitutional law, education law, and youth social movements. She employs participatory law scholarship and movement law to include, elevate, and credit mobilized youth who reimagine law and prefigure radical democracies. Through this work, she intends to extend the legacy of Rutgers Law School— known as the "People’s Electric Law School" — to marginalized and mobilized youth. 

Previously, Professor Medina Camiscoli taught as an Education Studies Fellow at the Yale Center or the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration and practiced law as a Justice Catalyst Legal Fellow at Public Counsel. Before law school, she worked as a public school teacher and youth organizer in the South Bronx where she founded IntegrateNYC— a youth-led organization that develops young leaders who repair the harms of segregation and build authentic integration and equity. Upon graduating from law school, she co-founded the Peer Defense Project—an intergenerational movement lawyering project that develops legal education, networks and technology to empower youth to fight injustice and transform the law. She identifies as a proud first generation, LGBTQAI+ legal scholar–practitioner of the Puerto Rican diaspora, born and raised in New Jersey. 

Professor Medina Camiscoli holds a B.A. from Columbia University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an M.A. from Hunter School of Education.





Sarah Medina Camiscoli, Youth Movement Law: Seeding Constitutional Revolutions with Marginalized and Mobilized Youth, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (Forthcoming, Summer 2024)

Sarah Medina Camiscoli and Sa’Real McRae, Youth Participatory Law Scholarship, University of Virgina Law Review, (Forthcoming, Summer 2024)

Sarah Medina Camiscoli, Defending Schoolhouse Property: Reimagining Procedural Protections to Block Bans and Power Student Movements, Georgetown Journal of Modern Critical Race Theory (Forthcoming, Summer 2024)

 Sarah Medina Camiscoli et al., Youth Dignity Takings: Understanding and Restoring the Involuntary Loss of Book Bans and Trans Bans, Loyola Interdisciplinary Journal of Public Interest Law (Forthcoming, January 2024)

Sarah Medina Camiscoli and Kia Turner, Critical Youth Theory(Work in Progress)

Christina John, Russel Pearce, Aundray Archer, Sarah Medina Camiscoli, Aaron Pines, Maryam Salmanova, and Vira Tarnavaska, Subversive Legal Education: Reformist Steps Toward Abolitionist Visions, 90 Fordham L. Rev. 2089 (2022).


Courses Taught
  • Child Advocacy
  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Constitutional Law
  • Education Law
  • Legal Education