Clinical Program, Criminal Defense Clinic
Sara Hildebrand is the Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Criminal Defense Clinic. Before she joined the CDC, Sara represented juvenile and adult clients charged with criminal offenses for over six years as a Colorado State Public Defender, first in the four corners regional trial office in southwest Colorado, and then in the Arapahoe County trial office. She earned her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she served as an editor on the DU Law Review and represented clients for two semesters as a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic.
- Reviving the Presumption of Youth Innocence Through a Presumption of Release: A Legislative Framework for Abolition of Juvenile Pretrial Detention, 126 PENN ST. L. REV. (forthcoming Oct. 2021).
- The Burden of Time: Government Negligence in Pandemic Planning as a Catalyst for Reinvigorating the Sixth Amendment Speedy Trial Right, 67 VILL. L. REV. (with Ashley Cordero) (forthcoming 2022).
- Racialized Implications of Officer Gang Expert Testimony, 91 MISS. L. J. (forthcoming 2022).