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Evangeline Sarda

Associate Clinical Professor


Evangeline Sarda is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. She has been teaching in the Criminal Justice Clinic and directing the Prosecution Program since 1995. She also has taught Introduction to Lawyering and Professional Responsibility and Authority, Identity and the Psychodynamics of Legal Systems.

In 2001, Professor Sarda received a Boston College Teaching Advising and Mentoring Grant to pursue work in the field of group relations. As a result, she created and continues to teach Authority and Leadership in Professional Life which draws from group relations theory and methodology to explore the conscious and unconscious dynamics of legal systems and lawyering. In spring 2006, she received a Boston College Teaching Advising and Mentoring Expense Grant to host the first group relations workshop “Negotiating Meaning of Authority and Justice” (director, Anat Ziff) for BCLS students. The workshop took place at the law school in April, 2006. She coordinated a second group relations learning event under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems called “Flying the Plane While Reading the Manual: The Challenge of Getting the Task Done While Learning to Do It” (director, Earl Braxton) which took place in spring 2007 at the Boston College Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center.

Professor Sarda received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a founding member of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and the Executive Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.After law school, she was an assistant district attorney in Massachusetts with the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, working primarily in the Domestic Violence Unit.

Professor Sarda is married and is the mother of three wonderful children.