Sarah Seo

Charles W. McCurdy Fellow, Miller Center, University of Virginia

Sarah Seo is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department. Her dissertation, “The Fourth Amendment, Cars, and Freedom in Twentieth-Century America,” examines the history of car searches to explore the development of public rights and police powers and to explain the emergence of proceduralism as an integral aspect of American freedom in the twentieth century.
 She received an A.B. in History in 2002 from Princeton and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2007. Prior to graduate school, Sarah served as a law clerk for Judge Denny Chin in the Southern District of New York and Judge Reena Raggi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This year, she is a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at the NYU School of Law.

Dissertation Title:

"The Fourth Amendment, Cars, and Freedom in Twentieth-Century America"

Degree Year
Year of Study
Area of Interest
Constitutional History
Legal History
Home Department & Other Affiliations
20th Century
21st Century
North America