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Sarah R. Boonin
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Sarah Boonin is an Associate Clinical Professor at Suffolk University Law School, where she teaches and practices in the areas of mental health law, disability rights, and women’s health law. Prior to joining Suffolk’s faculty, Ms. Boonin spent five years teaching in Harvard Law School’s clinical program, where she began her career as a Skadden Fellow representing victims of domestic violence. Sarah holds her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Immediately after graduating from Harvard Law School, Sarah served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Judith A. Cowin of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Prior to law school, Sarah worked as a field organizer and campaign director for a national women’s rights organization in Washington, DC.

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What 'Equality' Really Means After Windsor

(24) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 12:56 PM

It has been roughly six weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Windsor, struck down a pivotal piece of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that had defined marriage exclusively as a union between one man and one woman for all federal law....

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A Law Professor's Perspective on the Supreme Court's DOMA Case

(17) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 3:15 PM

As a law professor, I read a lot of court cases, from the technical and obscure to the epic and revolutionary. Rarely do I sit down to read a case that I know will, upon its publication, change my life dramatically. Shortly after 10:00 a.m. this past Wednesday, I had...

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