B.A., Princeton University
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
Sara Wolff joins the adjunct faculty of the University of Maine School of Law to teach Advanced Legal Writing.
Ms. Wolff is a graduate of Princeton University and of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she taught legal writing for two years as a Dillard Fellow in the law school's first-year legal research and writing program. Following law school, she clerked for a United States Magistrate Judge in Baltimore. She then entered private practice as an associate in the employee benefits group of Venable LLP in Washington, D.C. In addition to drafting traditional research memos, Ms. Wolff's practice involved drafting a variety of client communications, employee benefit and welfare plan documents, government submissions, and summary plan descriptions directed to plan participants.
Ms. Wolff subsequently joined the United States Treasury Department, working as an attorney-advisor in the Chief Counsel's Office to the Internal Revenue Service. In this position, Ms. Wolff worked on legal matters with the IRS, the Treasury Department, the Department of Justice, and advisors to Congress. This experience gave her the opportunity to draft diverse forms of legal writing, including Treasury regulations, revenue rulings, private letter rulings, revenue procedures, notices, pretrial motions, appellate briefs, opinion letters, and speeches.
Since moving to Maine in 2006, Ms. Wolff has worked for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court where she focuses primarily on litigation-based drafting.