Sarah Kanter graduated from the University of Washington in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. During college she spent time studying abroad at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. After graduation she spent a year in Prague, Czech Republic teaching English as a foreign language to Czech businessmen and women.
During law school at the University of Michigan Sarah was actively involved in the law school community. She served on the board of the law school's chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and ACLU, and was elected president of ACS her 3L year. She also served as a research assistant for the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, and participated in the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project, and the General Clinic where represented a wide range of clients.
Her most rewarding experience in law school was being selected to work as a legal intern at the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (the Solidarity Center) in Dhaka Bangladesh. While in Bangladesh, Sarah saw firsthand that the struggle for workers' rights is far from over and the crucial role that unions play in the furtherance of these rights. Upon her return to Michigan she was invited by President of the University of Michigan to serve on the President's Advisory Committee for Labor Standards and Human Rights for the committee's 2010-11 term.
She and her co-intern in Bangladesh authored the article, "Violence in the Readymade Garment (RMG) Industry in Bangladesh" for the International Connections: Labor Issue published by the University of Michigan's Center for International Studies. In 2011 she was selected by the American Constitution Society as a Next Generation Leader.
Sarah joined O'Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson, P.C. in October, 2011.