Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Fellow
M.E.L.P., Vermont Law School, 2013 J.D., Vermont Law School, 2013 B.A., Muhlenberg College, 2010
Environmental Protection Clinic
Sara E. Imperiale is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Fellow at Yale Law School and Litigation Director of the Environment, Equity, and Justice Center at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Imperiale, who began at NRDC in 2013, leads litigation and other strategic efforts to combat environmental hazards, partnering with low-income communities of color and coalitions dedicated to environmental justice. Imperiale holds admission to the bars of New York and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey. Since 2022, she has taught at New York University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law. Imperiale also serves on the Environmental Justice Legal Services Advisory Board of Alternatives for Community and Environment. She received a Master of Environmental Law and Policy and a J.D., both summa cum laude, from Vermont Law School, where she was Staff Editor of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. She earned a B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Muhlenberg College. She was named a Udall Scholar in 2009.