Sarah Besnoff

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Sarah Besnoff
Associate, Paul Hastings, LLP

Sarah Besnoff is an Associate at Paul Hastings LLP in their Employment Law group. Previously, Sarah completed a clerkship in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Sarah is a Lecturer at the Penn Law and the Fels Institute of Government.  

She formerly served as the Executive Director of the Fels Public Policy Challenge, a competition she won as a student with her team Closing Schools, Opening Opportunities. In 2015, Governing Magazine named Sarah a "Rising Star" in its Women in Government Program. 

Sarah was awarded a J.D. from Penn Law, where she served as the Comments Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Her article "May Contain: Allergen Labeling Regulations" was published in the Law Review. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Sarah also earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Fels Institute of Government. Sarah graduated phi beta kappa from Barnard College.

A native Philadelphian, Sarah can frequently be spotted giving tours of historic Philadelphia to friends and family. 

Courses Taught

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu