Sarah Morath is an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at The University of Akron
School of Law. Before joining Akron Law in 2010, Professor Morath worked as a Judicial
Law Clerk to The Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the
District of Maine. In addition, she also clerked for The Honorable Andrew M. Mead of the
Maine Supreme Judicial Court and for five Superior Court Justices of the Maine Superior
Judicial Court. Professor Morath received her B.A. from Vassar College, where she was
inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, her Masters of Environmental Studies from Yale University
and her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law. She has a published article in
the 2008 edition of the Public Land and Resources Law Review entitled “The Endangered
Species Act: A New Avenue for Climate Change Litigation?” Professor Morath is a member of
the Ohio State Bar Association. 



The Farm Bill: A Wicked Problem Seeking A Systematic Solution, Duke Envtl. L. & Pol'y F. (2015)

This article advocates for employing systems thinking in food system reform generally, but also, specifically,...



They Know Their Colors: Using Color-Coded Comments to Facilitate Revisions, The Law Teacher (2014)

Many 1L students do not understand that written comments have different purposes and varying degrees...



Training the Superstar Associate: Teaching Workplace Professionalism in Legal Writing Courses (with Elizabeth Shaver), Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing (2014)

This article details efforts to increase the professional workplace skills of law students by teaching...



The Farmer In Chief: Obama's Local Food Legacy, Oregon L. Rev. (2014)

As criticism over America’s food policy has grown, many scholars have offered suggestions for reform....



From Awkward Law Student to Articulate Attorney: Teaching the Oral Research Report, The Second Draft (2013)

Busy attorneys want results quickly and in a clear and organized manner. Many prefer associates...


Unpublished Papers


Judicial Campaign Financing: An Ever Present Threat to Judicial Independence, ExpressO (2009)

The different processes by which state judges are selected is an increasingly popular topic for...