Sarah McConnell comes to Roger Williams School of Law with extensive experience with legal research and writing, having served as both an attorney and law clerk in the Rhode Island state and federal courts, at both the trial court and appellate court levels.
Professor McConnell is a graduate of Rhode Island College and University of Tulsa School of Law. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Maureen McKenna Goldberg, Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, following graduation from law school. As a practicing attorney, she focused on transactional work and litigation primarily in the areas of business, construction, and real estate law. Professor McConnell has been an attorney for the Rhode Island Judiciary since 2009, and is currently serving as the Rhode Island Supreme Court Opinion Analyst; she previously served as Staff Attorney for the Court’s Appellate Screening Unit, as well as Interim Staff Attorney for the Trial Court Law Clerk Department.