Sarah Cole is a professor and the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. In law school at the University of Chicago, Professor Cole was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Legal Forum and won the award for best paper written in the law school in 1990. She graduated with honors. Following law school, she clerked for the Hon. Eugene A. Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Professor Cole practiced labor and employment law with Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in Seattle and Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson in Chicago before joining the faculty at Creighton University School of Law. While at Creighton, and now at Ohio State, Professor Cole has focused her research on the legal and policy issues that have arisen as a result of the increased use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
She teaches primarily in the ADR area, but has also taught Torts, Labor Law, and Administrative Law. Professor Cole has published articles in U.C. Davis Law Review, Houston Law Review, BYU Law Review, Georgia Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, the UNLV Law Review, and the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.