Sarah M.R. Cravens

Sarah M.R. Cravens

Title: Interim Co-Dean; Associate Professor of Law; C. Blake McDowell Jr. Professor of Law
Office: Dean's Suite 109
Phone: 330-972-2332
Fax: 330-972-7337
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Interim Co-Dean and Associate Professor of Law Sarah Cravens has been with The University of Akron School of Law since 2005. She earned 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 & Lee Law Review. Prior to joining the faculty, Dean Cravens 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., where she specialized in products liability litigation. She has been admitted to the bar in both Oklahoma and the District of Columbia. Having previously served as Director of Faculty Research & Development as well as Assistant Dean for Global Engagement, Dean Cravens stepped into the role of Interim Co-Dean of Akron Law in July 2016. She teaches Torts, Professional Responsibility, Remedies, and Judicial Ethics. Her areas of scholarly interest include the judicial role, legal ethics, and theology & law. Her recent publications address a wide range of aspects of the judicial role, including issues related to impartiality, conscience, wisdom, opinion-writing, and international and comparative approaches to regulation of the judiciary in the pursuit of public confidence.



  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA
  • M.Phil., Classics, Cambridge University (Pembroke College), Cambridge, UK
  • A.B., Classics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ