Sarah A. Luke

Senior Assistant General Counsel

Sarah Luke advises Rutgers officials on a variety of legal issues with a focus on labor and employment and student affairs. Luke practices regularly before the United States Department of Labor, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Education, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. She has successfully defended Rutgers in several labor arbitrations pursuant to the university’s faculty and staff labor contracts. She also oversees outside counsel in federal and state court litigation.

Ms. Luke has given presentations covering a wide range of subjects pertinent to higher education law, including employment discrimination, wage and hour compliance, ADA and FMLA issues, religious accommodation, and first amendment issues arising in academe. She has also served as a guest lecturer in an undergraduate course on higher education law.

Active professionally, Ms. Luke is the co-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Higher Education Committee, a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and a trustee for the Middlesex County Bar Foundation.

Ms. Luke began her legal career as a labor and employment associate at the law firm of Warner Norcross and Judd LLP in Grand Rapids, Michigan, prior to which she held an internship with the South African Human Rights Commission in Durban, South Africa. Ms. Luke earned a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she was an Angell Scholar and active in the Michigan Community Scholars Program. Lukr is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.