Sia M. Sanneh

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law


Sia Sanneh is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Since 2008, she has been an attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, where she represents men and women sentenced to death, children incarcerated in adult prisons, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, and other indigent defendants denied effective representation, including those whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct.

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2007

M.A., Columbia University, 2003

B.A., Columbia University, 2001

Courses Taught


  • Capital Punishment Clinic

Sia Sanneh is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Since 2008, she has been an attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, where she represents men and women sentenced to death, children incarcerated in adult prisons, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, and other indigent defendants denied effective representation, including those whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Sanneh was the Senior Liman Fellow in Residence with the Liman Public Interest Program at Yale. She is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she served as student director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. She also earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Columbia.