Evangeline Sarda is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Boston College Law
School. She has been teaching in the Criminal Justice Clinic and directing the
Prosecution Program since 1995. She also has taught Introduction to Lawyering and
Professional Responsibility and Authority, Identity and the Psychodynamics of Legal
In 2001, Professor Sarda received a Boston College Teaching Advising and Mentoring Grant
to pursue work in the field of group relations. As a result, she created and continues to
teach Authority and Leadership in Professional Life which draws from group relations
theory and methodology to explore the conscious and unconscious dynamics of legal systems
and lawyering. In spring 2006, she received a Boston College Teaching Advising and
Mentoring Expense Grant to host the first group relations workshop “Negotiating Meaning
of Authority and Justice” (director, Anat Ziff) for BCLS students. The workshop took
place at the law school in April, 2006. She coordinated a second group relations learning
event under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems called
“Flying the Plane While Reading the Manual: The Challenge of Getting the Task Done While
Learning to Do It” (director, Earl Braxton) which took place in spring 2007 at the Boston
College Connors Family Retreat and Conference Center.
Professor Sarda received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia Law
School, where she was a founding member of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and the
Executive Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. After law school, she was an
assistant district attorney in Massachusetts with the Middlesex County District
Attorney's Office, working primarily in the Domestic Violence Unit.
Professor Sarda is married and is the mother of three wonderful children.
Selected Professional Activities