Sarah Mae Jennings

Alumni Profiles, Scholar
Class of 2018
Sarah Mae Jennings

"My advice for incoming and current students would be to do good and be well. Find time to do good with your burgeoning legal skills. Start doing pro bono work in your first semester and keep at it until you graduate. You and your community will be better for it. Second, be well. Be patient with and kind to yourself and don't stop doing the things that you love. You and your community will be better for it."

Sarah Mae Jennings is a public defender at Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans, Louisiana, supported by a Texas Law Gideon’s Promise Fellowship. At Texas Law, Sarah Mae was a Mithoff Pro Bono Scholar, co-leading the Expunction Project as a 2L and developing a new Driver’s License Reclamation Project as a 3L. She participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic, and the Immigration Clinic, and interned with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and Orleans Public Defenders.