Lecturer in Law
Moot Court Faculty Advisor
Sara Benson is a lecturer in law at the College of Law, teaching legal writing. She graduated from the University of Michigan earning a bachelor's degree in political science with class honors. She earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, where she served as a notes & comments editor for the Houston Law Review. She practiced commercial litigation with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Dallas before earning her LL.M. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently, she practiced law in Austin, Texas as staff attorney with the Women's Advocacy Project, where she focused on domestic violence issues.
Professor Benson serves as the faculty advisor to the Moot Court Program. She was a visiting scholar with the Feminist Legal Theory Project at Emory Law School in the spring of 2008. Select published works are located at bepress.