Title: Associate Professor of Legal Writing
Office: Room 268
Selected Works - bepress: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_morath/
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Sarah Morath is an Associate Professor of Legal Writing at The University of Akron School of Law. In addition to teaching courses in legal research and writing and judicial opinion drafting, Professor Morath teaches Environmental Law and Animal Law. Professor Morath’s scholarship focuses on legal writing pedagogy, environmental law, and agricultural and food law. Her articles have appeared in the Oregon Law Review, Seattle University School of Law Review, and Public Land and Resources Law Review, as well as in peer-reviewed publications including The Second Draft, Perspectives, and The Law Teacher. She is a recipient of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Teaching Grant and a Legal Writing Institute-Association of Legal Writing Directors (LWI-ALWD) Summer Research Grant, and a frequent presenter at legal writing conferences.
Professor Morath received her B.A. from Vassar College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Masters of Environmental Studies from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law. Before joining Akron Law in 2010, Professor Morath worked as a judicial law clerk for several years. She started with the Maine Superior Judicial Court and next clerked for The Honorable Andrew M. Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. She also clerked for the Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. Professor Morath is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and a board member of the Laurel School Alumnae Association and the Countryside Conservancy, a non-profit working to connect northeast Ohioans to their food and farmers.
- The Farmer In Chief: Obama's Local Food Legacy, 93 Or. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014)
- From Awkward Law Student to Articulate Attorney: Teaching the Oral Research Report, 27 The Second Draft 6 (Fall 2013/Winter 2014)
- They Know Their Colors: Using Color-Coded Comments to Facilitate Revisions, __ The Law Teacher ___ (forthcoming Fall 2014)
- A Mild Winter: The Status of Environmental Preliminary Injunctions, 37 Seattle U.L. Rev. 111 (2013)
- It's Not All Statistics: Demystifying Empirical Research, 27 The Second Draft 22 (Summer 2013)
- Motions in Motions: Teaching Advanced Legal Writing Through Colla,boration, 21 Perspectives 119 (2013) (with Richard Strong and Elizabeth Shaver)
- The Joy of Collaboration: Refelctions on Teaching With Others, XX The Law Teacher 43 (Fall 2013) (with Elizabeth Shaver and Richard Strong)
- The Endangered Species Act: A New Avenue for Climate Change Litigation?, 29 Pub. Land & Res. L. Rev. 24 (2008)