Clinical Teaching Fellow
Innocence Project Clinic
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 434
Administrative Assistant: Jaquetta Oram
J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School
B.A., cum laude, Boston University
Areas of Expertise
Sarah Gottlieb is a clinical teaching fellow in the Innocence Project Clinic. She joined the faculty at Baltimore Law in 2021 after eight years in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, most recently as an assistant public defender in the felony division, where she represented hundreds of defendants at bail review hearings, suppression hearings and trial. While in the felony trial division, she was able to secure acquittals in numerous life penalty cases, including first-degree murder and attempted murder. Gottlieb began her career in criminal defense representing indigent defendants for approximately three years at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Springfield, MA.
Gottlieb received her B.A. in Sociology and Art History, cum laude, from Boston University, and her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School. While in law school, she participated in the Criminal Law Clinic and conducted case review for the New England Innocence Project.
Selected PresentationsSocial Media in Criminal Practice, February 2021, Maryland Office of the Public Defender (presenter)
Impeachment in Criminal Practice, February 2021, Maryland Office of the Public Defender (presenter)
Policing in Maryland: The Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights, March 2021, Jews United for Justice (moderator/organizer, panel presentation featuring Deborah Levi, Director of Special Litigation for the Office of the Public Defender, Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and Captain Joe Perez, President of National Hispanic Law Enforcement Association)
Motions Practice, April 2021, Maryland Office of the Public Defender (presenter)