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Sarah Morath

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Lawyering Skills and Strategies

Sarah J. Morath joined the faculty of the University of Houston Law Center in 2016 as a Clinical Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and Strategies.  She previously was an Associate Professor of Legal Writing at the University of Akron School of Law where she taught legal writing, environmental law, and animal law. Before joining academia, Professor Morath clerked for Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., of the U.S. District Court, District of Maine; Justice Andrew M. Mead, Maine Supreme Judicial Court; and four justices of the Maine Superior Judicial Court.

Professor Morath is active in the legal writing community, regularly contributing to The Second Draft, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, and The Law Teacher.  She frequently presents at national and regional legal writing conferences.  In 2016, Professor Morath was elected to the Editorial Board of Legal Writing: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.

Her research interests include environmental and natural resources law, food law policy, and legal writing pedagogy, and her articles have appeared in the Oregon Law Review, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, and Natural Resources Journal.  Professor Morath's first book, From Farm to Fork: Perspectives on Sustainable Food Systems in the Twenty-First Century, was published in 2016.

Professor Morath earned her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law, her M.E.S. in Environmental Studies from Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and her B.A. in Geology from Vassar College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  She is admitted to practice in Ohio and Maine.