Sarah Cravens

Sarah Cravens
Associate Professor of Law

Spring 2013

  • Presented workshop: “Agenda, Map, and Ball of String: Plotting the Way Forward for the Junior Scholar” at Duquesne Law School, Pittsburgh, PA

Winter 2012-2013

  • Received offer of Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary for fall 2013 to engage in research and writing on theology and the judicial role.

Spring 2012

  • Participated in work for the Akron Bar Association Task Force on Civility in Judicial Campaigns.

 Winter 2011-2012

  • Accepted a position on the Fair Courts Litigation Task Force with the Brennan Center at New York University as a representative of the American Judicature Society’s National Advisory Council.
  • Presented a CLE on “Being Friendly: Professionalism in the Use of Social Media” at The University of Akron School of Law Winter Institute in Naples, Florida.
  • Her paper proposal on “Mere-Judging or Hyper-Judging: The Ethics of the Judicial Role in Mass Litigation” was accepted for presentation at the International legal Ethics Conference V to be held in Banff, Canada in July 2012.
  • Accepted a position on the Akron Bar Association’s new Judicial Campaign Oversight Task Force to address civility in judicial campaign.

Fall 2011

  • Presented a Continuing Judicial Ethics Education speech entitled “Current Issues in the Regulation of Judicial Ethics” for the Oklahoma Judicial Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Summer 2011

  • Accepted appointments to two committees of the American Judicature Society: (1) Membership Committee, and (2) Amicus Brief Committee.

Spring 2011

  • Received the Thomas G. Byers Memorial Award for Outstanding Faculty Publication.
  • Presented "In Good Conscience: Expressions of Judicial Conscience in Concurring and Dissenting Opinions" at the Northeast Ohio Faculty Colloquium in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Winter 2010-2011

  • Received the 2011 Law Alumni Faculty Scholarship Award for her article, Judging Discretion: Contexts for Understanding the Role of Judgment, 64 Univ. Of Miami L. Rev. 947 (2010).
  • Published “Promoting Public Confidence in the Regulation of Judicial Conduct: A Survey of Recent Developments and Practices in Four common Law Countries,” 42 McGeorge L. Rev. 177 (2010).

Fall 2010

  • Presented continuing education program entitled “Current Issues in the Regulation of Judicial Ethics” for the Oklahoma Judicial Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Appointed to membership in the National Advisory Council for the American Judicature Society.

Summer 2010

  • Published a book chapter entitled “Impartiality: Balancing Personal and Professional Integrity in Judicial Decision-Making in Dare and Wendel, eds., PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND PERSONAL INTEGRITY (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010).
  • Presented “In Good Conscience: The Use of Appellate Opinions as a Platform for Statements of Personal Belief” at the Fourth International Legal Ethics conference at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California.

Spring 2010

  • Presented a CLE on Ethics and Professionalism for Akron Law Alumni: “Judges as Models and Arbiters of Professionalism.”
  • Presented “Promoting Public Confidence in the Regulation of Judicial Conduct: A survey of recent developments and practices in four common law countries” at a symposium on “Judicial Ethics: Accountability At Home and Abroad” at The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.
  • Published “Judging Discretion: Contexts for Understanding the Role of Judgment,” 64 U. Miami L. Rev. 947 (April 2010).

Winter 2009-2010

  • Gave two presentations at the Ohio Appellate Judges Seminar on “Involved Appellate Judging” and “Judging Discretion: Contexts for Understanding the Role of Judgment.”
  • Named a Fellow of the Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility.

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