Adjunct Faculty, Staff Attorney at The Advocates for Human Rights Refugee and Immigrant Program
J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law
M.A., La Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
B.A., George Washington University
Sarah Brenes is a staff attorney at The Advocates for Human Rights where she recruits, trains and supports pro bono attorneys representing asylum seekers through the Refugee and Immigrant Program. She also directly represents asylum seekers in applications before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Ms. Brenes represents individuals detained by the immigration service in initial hearings before the immigration judge coordinates the volunteer schedule for the Minnesota Detention Project.
Sarah received her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law where was awarded the John R. Roach Fellowship for pursuit of a career in public interest. She is admitted to practice before Minnesota state and federal courts. Sarah has served on the Immigration Council and the Legal Assistance for the Disadvantaged Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and co-chairs the 5th Grade Essay Contest Committee.