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Sarah Van Wye

  • Legal Research, Reasoning, and Writing Program, School of Law
  • Faculty, Law Department


Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills

Professor VanWye is an Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at Howard University School of Law. She teaches Legal Writing I and II. Prior to joining the Howard University School of Law faculty, Professor VanWye served as a staff attorney and as a law clerk at the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC. Professor VanWye spent four years clerking, first for Senior Judge Robert H. Hodges, and then for Chief Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith. Before becoming an attorney, Professor VanWye worked as an English as a Second Language teacher and program director. She also served as a Spanish-language interpreter and translator in an immigration law practice.

Professor VanWye received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was a member of the South Carolina Law Review and served as a legal writing tutor. She graduated with honors with a B.S. in marine science from the University of South Carolina Honors College. Professor VanWye is a member of the South Carolina Bar.


Publications And Presentations 

“Asylum Law Narratives: Bringing to Life the Stories of Domestic Violence Victims,” Presentation, Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, July 11, 2019. 

“Reckoning with the Challenges of Using Social Justice Legal Writing Problems,” 31 The Second Draft 1 (Spring 2018).