Sarah Morath

Sarah Morath
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Research

Winter 2012-2013

  • Her paper It’s Not All Statistics: Demystifying Empirical Research, has been accepted for publication in the Winter 2012-13 issue of The Second Draft, published by the Legal Writing Institute.
  • Her article “A Mild Winter: The Status of Environmental Preliminary Injunctions,” has been accepted for publication in the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.
  • Her paper proposal “Color Coding Comments to Facilitate Revisions” was accepted for presentation at the Third Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference at Duquesne Law School in March 2013.
  • Her proposal (with Elizabeth Shaver and Richard Strong), “Motions in Motion: Incorporating the Carnegie Apprenticeships into A Legal Drafting Course” has been accepted for presentation at the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning’s Summer 2013 Conference “Hybrid Law Teaching” at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, on June 7-9, 2013.

Fall 2012

  • Presented A Mild Winter: The Status of Environmental Preliminary Injunctions at the following:
    • Vermont Law School Third Annual Colloquium of Environmental Scholarship.
    • Central States Law School Association 2012 Annual Conference.

Summer 2012

  • Presented "To Give and Receive: Using Student Feedback to Enhance Scholarship" at the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at the University of Oregon.
  • Appointed co-chair of the Legal Writing Institute Upper Level Writing Committee for the 2012-2014 terms.
  • Selected to be an Assistant Editor of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.

Spring 2012

  • Presented “You Write Like A Girl: Gender Differences in Persuasive Legal Writing” at the Legal Writing Institute’ Biennial Conference.
  • Presented work-in-progress “A Mild Winter: The Status of Environmental Preliminary Injunctions” at The University of Akron School of Law FReD.

Winter 2011-2012

  • Served as a brief Judge for National Child Welfare & Adoption Law Moot Court competition.
  • Presented on “Teaching Legal Writingpanel at the Legal Writing Institute’s One-Day Workshop in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Presented “The Mini Email Memo” at the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Regional Conference “Creating Practice-Ready Assignments and Exercises” in Concord, New Hampshire.
  • Co-presented with Professors Richard Strong and Elizabeth Shaver, “Litigation Drafting: Different Roles in the Litigation Drafting Process” at the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Regional Conference “Creating Practice-Ready Assignments and Exercises” in Concord, New Hampshire.

Fall 2011

  • Presented to the Women in Law Section of the Akron Bar Association on “Gender Differences in Persuasive Legal Writing.”
  • Presented a work-in-progress at the Central States Law School Association Annual Scholarship Presentation in Toledo, Ohio.

Summer 2011

  • Presented at a brown bag lunch for the summer associates at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.

Spring 2011

  • Awarded the 2011 Legal Writing Institute/Association of Legal Writing Directors (LWI/ALWD) Scholarship Grant (with Professor Schiavone) for “You Write Like a Girl: Do Gender Differences Exist in Persuasive Legal Writing?”
  • Awarded the 2011 Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Teaching Grant (with Professors Shaver and Strong) to develop a class attentively called “Litigation Drafting: Different Roles in the Litigation Process.”

Winter 2010-2011

  • Selected as a delegate to Association of Legal Writers Directors (ALWD).
  • Presented on “Building Legal Writing Skills” at the Community Legal Aid’s Management of Legal Work CLE.

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