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Sarah J. Spangenburg
Whitfield Bryson LLP
900 W. Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Main Telephone: 919-600-5000
Direct Telephone: 919-600-5004
Sarah joined Whitfield Bryson in fall 2020 after clerking in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Sarah’s clerkship with The Honorable Sarah A. L. Merriam provided valuable insight into litigating in federal court and extensive experience with pre-trial matters, including discovery and settlement.
Sarah graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2019. While at Wake Forest, she was an Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. She participated in the 3L Appellate Advocacy Clinic where she worked on two amici briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court and a reply brief for an actual innocence appeal filed in the Fourth Circuit. Sarah served as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing, Analysis, and Research, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, and Employment Discrimination. She also served as a Student Ambassador for the Law School’s Admissions Office for three years.
While in law school, she served as a judicial extern to The Honorable Thomas F. Hogan in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, as a judicial intern to The Honorable Adam M. Conrad in the North Carolina Business Court, and as a summer associate at another North Carolina law firm.
Sarah graduated magna cum laude from John Carroll University in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science. She was chosen for and participated in the Arrupe Scholars Program for Service and Social Justice and worked in the Center for Service and Social Action. During her undergraduate summers, she served as the President’s Intern at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY.
Sarah currently serves as a member of the Rose Council at Wake Forest Law School.
- State of New York
- Gregory S. Parks and Sarah J. Spangenburg, Hazing in “White” Sororities: Explanations at the Organizational-Level, 30 Hastings Women’s L.J. 55 (2019)
- Gregory S. Parks and Sarah J. Spangenburg, Fraternity and Sorority Liability and Risk Management, in SUPPORTING FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES IN THE CONTEMPORARY ERA (2019)
CALI Excellence for the Future Awards:
- Employment Discrimination; Discrimination Law: Principles & Practices; Criminal Law; Critical Race Theory; and Conflict of Laws
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