Betsy Sanz

Litigation Fellow

Betsy Sanz is a Litigation Fellow at the Institute for Justice. She returns after having clerked for IJ as a Dave Kennedy Fellow in 2020.

Born and raised in Southern California, Betsy earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Irvine. She had a career in communications and raised a family, then returned to school to study the law, graduating cum laude from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, California. While at Chapman, Betsy founded the Benevolent Butcher Law & Economics Society and earned several academic and extracurricular honors.

Betsy is a member of the California bar.

Betsy's Cases

Immunity and Accountability

J.T.H., et al v. Spring Cook, et al.

Investigations can be an effective tool for intimidation. Government officials across the ideological spectrum weaponize this power to punish those who speak out against them. The stories of junk investigations are legion. Los Angeles just…

Betsy's Amicus Briefs

Betsy's News, Articles & Publications