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 movement law, education law, and children and the law. Her work explores how progressive youth-led social movements realize, resist, and reimagine law.  In pursuit of these questions, Medina Camiscoli expands the methods of participatory law scholarship and movement law to include mobilized youth. Through this work, she intends to elevate the movement goals of progressive youth movements, explore how those movements engage with law, and expand legal scholarship to include youth epistemology.

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 Suffrage, College Encampments, and Community Safety: How Student Movements are Pursuing Racial Justice Beyond SFFA (Work in Progress) 

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

Sarah Medina Camiscoli, Youth Movement Law: The Case for Interpreting the Constitution with Mobilized Youth, UPenn. J. of Con. Law (Forthcoming, June 2024)  

Sarah Medina Camiscoli, Demanding Due Process with Student Movements, Georgetown J. of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives (Forthcoming June 2024)  

Sarah Medina Camiscoli and Sa’Real McRae, Youth Participatory Law Scholarship, Virginia Law Rev. Online, (Forthcoming June 2024)  

Sarah Medina Camiscoli et al., Youth Dignity Takings: Understanding and Restoring the Property Taken by Book Bans and Trans Bans, Loyola Interdisciplinary Journal of Public Interest Law (Forthcoming June 2024

Christina John, Russ 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