Jennifer Brooke Sargent, J.D.

Academic Appointments

Visiting Associate Professor of Writing

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I’m interested in how written, spoken and visual rhetoric about crime, law and ethics affects us as scholars and as citizens.  I help my students see how rhetoric in these contexts can influence their perceptions and beliefs.  I teach my students how to persuade their audiences with different rhetorical approaches, in-depth research, clear and concise writing and passion for their topics. 


Dartmouth College


Institute for Writing and Rhetoric


  • B.A. Emory University
  • J.D. Suffolk University Law School

Speaking Engagements

  • Eleventh Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing (March 25, 2016 – University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT): Presentation: “The Meaningful Relationship of Public Discourse and Academic Discourse in United States Supreme Court Opinions”

  • The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College (September 18, 2014)
    Annual Constitution Day Commemoration Speech:
    “Hey, You Can’t Just Look in There: Current Fourth Amendment Issues Regarding Cell Phone
    and Email Privacy after Riley v. California (2014).”

  • The Thought Project, Dartmouth College (May 2017): The American Criminal INjustice System

  • First Year Family Weekend Faculty Lecture - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (May 2017)
    Lecture: Turning "The Stuff I Think About" into College Level Writing: Building Blocks

  • Dartmouth Link Up Women’s Mentoring Network – Annual Proud to be a Woman Dinner (May 2015)
    Keynote Speaker Presentation: Making Courage A Habit

Radio and Television Appearances

New Hampshire Public Radio - The Exchange with Laura Knoy (6/27/17)

N.H. Legal Scholars: SCOTUS Ruling on Travel Ban Is Limited But Opens Door For Future Debate

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New Hampshire Public Radio - The Exchange with Laura Knoy (7/6/2016)

U.S. Supreme Court 2016: Gun Rights, Affirmative Action and Political Corruption

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New Hampshire Public Radio - The Exchange with Laura Knoy (12/4/14)

Smartphone Searches and Free Speech On Facebook: Interpreting The Constitution In The Digital Age

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Television Consultant and On Camera Expert

Network: Discovery ID Production Company: XCON Productions
Show: A Crime To Remember (Emmy Award 2014 - Outstanding Individual Achievement in a
Craft: Lighting Direction & Scenic Design)
Season 1 (Episodes 2: The Career Girl Murders (Nov. 19, 2013 original air date)), Episode 3:
Judge, Jury, Executioner (Nov. 26, 2013 original air date)), and Episode 4: Time Bomb (Dec.
3, 2013 original air date)). Took Season 2 off due to other commitments.
Season 3 (Season 3 premier November 10, 2015 – my episodes: December 8, 2015 ("Comedy of Terrors"); December 15, 2015 ("The Wrong Man").