Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Law School’s Center for International Human Rights
Juliet Sorensen is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Law School’s Center for International Human Rights. From 2003-2010, Professor Sorensen was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, focusing on fraud and public corruption. She has prosecuted City of Chicago inspectors as part of Operation Crooked Code, a bribery investigation into Chicago’s Building and Zoning departments. Professor Sorensen also prosecuted a Hutu leader of the Rwandan genocide as part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement No Safe Haven initiative against human rights violators. Professor Sorensen has taught trial advocacy on behalf of the Department of Justice to prosecutors in South America and West Africa. Prior to her work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Professor Sorensen worked as a litigation associate and a federal judicial clerk in Boston. She was also a maternal and child health volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Morocco from 1995 to 1997. She received her B.A. in politics from Princeton University and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Sorensen is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars and the Federal Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sorensen was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (2000-2005), and was a Chicago Council on Global Affairs “Emerging Leader” (2008-2010).