Sarah Cravens Visiting Professor of Law



Office: Lewis Hall 



AB, Princeton University

MPhil, Cambridge University

JD, Washington and Lee University School of Law


Sarah Cravens joined W&L Law in 2023 on a two-year visiting appointment, teaching Conflict of Laws and Professional Responsibility, among other courses. Professor Cravens comes to W&L with both teaching law school administrative experience, including most recently at the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she has been a Visiting Associate Professor of Law since 2021. Professor Cravens previously taught at the University of Akron School of Law from 2005-2019, serving as C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Professor of Law, and filling a number of administrative roles including Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Interim Co-Dean of the School of Law, and Interim Dean of the Williams Honors College, and as well as Director of Faculty Research & Development and Assistant Dean for Global Engagement.

Professor Cravens teaches Torts, Professional Responsibility, Judicial Ethics, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Remedies, and various international law courses. Her areas of scholarly interest include the judicial role, legal ethics, and theology & law. Her recent and forthcoming publications address international and comparative approaches to the regulation of the judiciary, as well as faith and the judicial role.

In addition to her work as a law faculty member, she was a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C. She has also served as Chief of Staff, Vice President and General Counsel at Missouri Western State University, and as General Counsel in private industry. Prof. Cravens received her A.B. from Princeton University, her M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and her J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law.