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Sara K. Andrews

Sara K. Andrews

Co-Director of New Perimeter


Sara Andrews is the Senior International Pro Bono Counsel and Co-Director of New Perimeter, DLA Piper's nonprofit affiliate that provides long-term pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development, sound legal institutions, and women's advancement.

Sara leads New Perimeter’s strategy and operations. She develops and manages global pro bono projects engaging lawyers from across DLA Piper’s offices and in partnership with civil society organizations, governments, and academic and multilateral institutions. She has led and contributed to projects focusing on legal education, law reform, access to justice, women's rights and economic development in multiple jurisdictions. Her work includes supporting post-conflict law reform in Kosovo, developing capacity-building programs for law students and government lawyers in East Africa, and examining the impact of the pandemic on gender-based violence around the world.

Before joining New Perimeter full-time, Sara practiced in DLA Piper's litigation group. She currently serves on the board of Women Win, an international organization using sport as a strategy to advance women's rights in developing countries.

Bar admissionsDistrict of Columbia
  • French
  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law 2004
  • B.A., Amherst College
    magna cum laude



  • Presenter, Gender & Justice Research Colloquium, Georgetown University, April 9, 2021
  • Presenter, COVID-19 and Violence against Women: From data to effective programs, online event hosted by the World Bank and UN Women, April 1, 2021
  • Moderator, Northwestern University Journal of Human Rights: Human Rights and Diplomacy Symposium, April 2021
  • Guest Lecturer at the Universidad Panamericana and Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo De Mexico (ITAM), Mexico City, seminar on pro bono practice and the public interest
  • Guest Lecturer at Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia, seminar on pro bono
  • Guest Lecturer, Suffolk University Law School, seminar on international environmental law

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Prior Experience

Prior to law school, Sara worked as a legislative assistant to a US Congressman in Washington, DC and spent a year as a volunteer for the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps in San Diego, California.