Sarah M. R. Cravens
University of Akron School of Law
"Agenda, Map, and Ball of String: Plotting the Way for the Junior Scholar"
January 16, 2013
Associate Professor Sarah M.R. Cravens has been with The University of Akron School of Law since 2005. She received her A.B., magna cum laude, from Princeton University, her M.Phil from Cambridge University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington & Lee University, where she was senior articles editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. Her areas of interest include legal ethics and judicial role. Professor Cravens currently teaches Torts, Professional Responsibility, Remedies and a seminar on the judicial role. She has been admitted to the Oklahoma state bar, as well as the District of Columbia bar. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty, Professor Cravens was a law clerk for The Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was an attorney for Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington D.C. Prof. Cravens writes on various aspects of the judicial role, focusing in recent articles on questions regarding the appearance of impropriety standard and international perspectives on public confidence as a goal of the regulation of judicial conduct. Her current works in progress explore such topics as statements of judicial conscience in concurring and dissenting opinions, and the special ethical responsibilities of judges presiding over mass (non-class) aggregate civil litigation