Assistant 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 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. Professor Cravens writes on the
role of the judge, focusing in recent articles and book chapters on the concept of
impartiality, the use of appearances in recusal analysis, and the importance of explicit
reason-giving in judicial opinions. 

Articles

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Judging Discretion: Contexts for Understanding the Role of Judgment, University of Miami Law Review (2010)

This article approaches from a new angle the problem of understanding the meaning and scope...

 

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Brief Demise of Remittitur: The Role of Judges in Shaping Remedies Law, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (2008)

Among the underrated remedies decisions discussed in this Symposium, there is a particular episode in...

 

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In Pursuit of Actual Justice, Alabama Law Review (2007)

This Article proposes that the fundamental goal of judicial ethics and practice is to achieve...

 

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Judges as Trustees: A Duty to Account and an Opportunity for Virtue, Washington & Lee Law Review (2005)

The title of this symposium asks whether we have ceased to be a common law...

 

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Involved Appellate Judging, Marquette Law Review (2004)

What happens when the parties miss the point? It is well established that if a...

 

Contributions to Books

Working Papers

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In Good Conscience: Expressions of Judicial Conscience in Federal Appellate Opinions (2012)

This article explores judicial references to what judges may or may not do, in their...

 

Presentations

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Judging Discretion, Hon. Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture (2007)

This paper was delivered in October as the inaugural Hon. Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture at...