About

[most recent writing:Progress and Execution,” at Public Books]

I research and write about American criminal law (mostly), from both a historical and present-day perspective. I am a Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and also a PhD candidate in the History Department at Stanford University. I have a JD from Stanford Law School.

From 2009-12, I ran the Prison Law Blog. Nowadays, you can find me on Twitter @saramayeux or email me at sara at saramayeux dot org.

Disclaimer: If you found this site by Googling “Sara Mayeux,” you should know that there are a few other Sara Mayeuxs in the world and I may not be the person you are looking for. Conversely if you are looking for me, I’m not those other people who have my name. As for me, I’m the one from ATL with roots in Louisiana and New York whose family loves college football more than I love Veronica Mars, and vice versa.