Sara Bart Sarvestani

University of Southern California Law School

Morrison & Foerster Foundation



For Sara Sarvestani, the experience of growing up as a member of an immigrant community, particularly one pilloried post-9/11, made her keenly aware of prejudice and outright discrimination. According to matrilineal Judaism and patrilineal Islam, she can claim to be both Jewish and Muslim. Her experiences have shown her that there is room for tolerance and hope for reconciliation among societies entrenched in conflict. She has found it possible to conjoin the dissonant worlds that have constructed her identity. As a lawyer, Sara aspires to be a bridge to political, ideological, and partisan divides, as they invariably have in her own family. Sara is a 1L at University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

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