Sandra G. Mayson

Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Yale University
J.D., New York University


Criminal Law
Seminar on Criminal Justice Issues

Biographical Information: 

Sandra G. “Sandy” Mayson will join Georgia Law in the fall of 2017 teaching Criminal Law, Evidence and a seminar on Criminal Justice Issues. Before coming to UGA, Mayson served as a Research Fellow for the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also previously served as a Furman Academic Fellow at New York University School of Law from 2014 to 2015.

Mayson’s scholarship explores intersections between criminal law, constitutional law and legal theory, with a focus on the role of risk assessment and preventive restraint in the criminal justice system. She has published articles in journals including the Stanford Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review and Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for Climate Change and Global Development.

Prior to entering academia, Mayson represented indigent clients in criminal proceedings and trained public defenders on the immigration consequences of criminal conviction. Following law school, she was a trial attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow at Orleans Public Defenders in New Orleans; a legal fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; a clerk for U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Dolores K. Sloviter; and a clerk for the U.S. District Court Judge L. Felipe Restrepo for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mayson earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Yale University, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and her law degree magna cum laude from New York University, where she was the articles editor of the New York University Law Review, a Florence Allen Scholar and a member of the Order of the Coif.