Sarah Warbelow

Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign

Part-Time Faculty


Sarah Warbelow leads the HRC's team of lawyers and fellows focused on federal, state, and municipal policy. She also coordinates HRC's advocacy efforts as amicus curiae ("friend of the court") in litigation affecting the LGBTQ community. 

Warbelow joined the Human Rights Campaign in January 2008 as senior counsel for special projects and Justice for All fellow. She has served as HRC's State Legislative Director, from September 2009 to April 2014, working with state and local legislators and LGBTQ advocacy organizations in pursuing their LGBTQ-related legislative priorities. 

Before joining HRC, Warbelow served as program manager for the American Association of University Women Foundation Legal Advocacy Fund, specializing in education and employment discrimination law. Warbelow is also an affiliated professor at George Washington University and George Mason Law School, teaching course on civil rights law and public policy. Warbelow is admitted to the bar of Michigan. 

Bachelors of Arts in Social Relations and Women's Studies, Michigan State University

MA of Public Policy and JD, University of Michigan