Fields of Study: United States, Legal History
Advisor: Hendrik Hartog
Sarah Seo studies twentieth-century U.S. legal history. Her dissertation, “The Fourth Amendment, Privacy, and Cars in Twentieth-Century America,” examines the history of car searches to explore changing understandings of American freedom, autonomy, and privacy.
Sarah completed general exam fields in the United States, 1890-1990; transnational history, and U.S. legal history. She received an A.B. in History in 2002, also from Princeton, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2007. Prior to graduate school, Sarah served as a law clerk for Judge Denny Chin in the Southern District of New York and Judge Reena Raggi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.