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Sarah Stewart Ware

Professor
Co-Director
Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
WB351
580 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
J.D. Columbia University School of Law 2005
A.B. Dartmouth College
Biography

Sarah Stewart Ware joined the faculty in 2009 as co-director of the Legal Research and Writing Program. She received her A.B. in government from Dartmouth College, and spent several years prior to law school at independent book publishers W. W. Norton & Company, where she edited popular nonfiction in the fields of economics, history and science.

Ware then earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School. She merged old and new careers as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia, she served as an assistant corporation counsel in the New York City Law Department’s Affirmative Litigation Division, which brings lawsuits on behalf of the city as plaintiff. Her litigation practice ranged from insurance claims, to constitutional and preemption matters, to a case involving tax, treaties and foreign sovereign immunities.

LAW 6004: Legal Research and Writing I
Credits: 1
This is the first semester of the yearlong basic skills course in the first-year curriculum covering fundamental legal research techniques, two styles of legal writing, and oral advocacy. In this first semester, students complete various research and citation exercises and write three office memoranda of increasing length and complexity.
LAW 6005: Legal Research and Writing II (YR)
Credits: 2
This is the second semester of the yearlong basic skills course in the first-year curriculum covering fundamental legal research techniques, two styles of legal writing, and oral advocacy. In this second semester, students write an appellate brief and present an appellate oral argument before a panel of alumni, faculty, and Dillard Fellows (upperclass teaching assistants).
LAW 8800: Legal Writing Fellow (YR)
Credits: 2
This is the first semester of a yearlong practicum in which selected upper-level students serve as teaching assistants in the law school's Legal Research and Writing Program.
LAW 8801: Legal Writing Fellow (YR)
Credits: 1
This is the second semester of a yearlong practicum in which selected upper-level students serve as teaching assistants in the law school's Legal Research and Writing Program.
LAW 8810: Directed Research
Credits: 1
Eligible students receive credit for serving as research assistants supervised by selected law school faculty members.
LAW 8812: Independent Research
Credits: 2
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member
LAW 8813: Independent Research
Credits: 3
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 8814: Independent Research (YR)
This course is the first semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 8815: Independent Research (YR)
Credits: 2
This course is the second semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.