Sarah Knuckey is the Lieff Cabraser Associate Clinical Professor of Law, the director of the Human Rights Clinic, and the faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School.
Knuckey is an international human rights lawyer who has carried out fact-finding investigations and reported on human rights and armed conflict violations around the world, including related to unlawful killings, sexual violence, corporate abuses, the impacts of extractive industries, and protest rights. Her academic research interests include human rights methodologies, critical perspectives on human rights, clinical pedagogy, and post-traumatic stress disorder and resilience.
Knuckey is a founding editor of Just Security, an online forum for analysis of U.S. national security law and policy. Knuckey has served as an adviser to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions (2007-2016) and chair of the Legal Working Group on the redrafting of the Minnesota Protocol. Previously, she was an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law and director of the Initiative on Human Rights Fact-Finding and the Project on Extrajudicial Executions at New York University School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and clerk to the Honorable Justice Michael Kirby at the High Court of Australia.