Sarah M. Konsky

Sarah M. Konsky

Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic

Sarah M. Konsky is the Director of the Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. The Clinic represents parties and amici curiae in cases before the United States Supreme Court and other appellate courts. Konsky also is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the Law School.

Konsky previously was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP. She represented clients in appellate cases, as well as in class action and other cases in the trial courts. Her practice focused on employment cases, including employment discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful termination, restrictive covenant, and breach of contract claims. She frequently represented clients in pro bono matters, as well.

Konsky received her BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her JD from the University of Chicago Law School. She was a law clerk for Chief Judge Mary M. Schroeder on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Konsky is an elected member of the American Law Institute. She also is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of CARPLS, Cook County’s largest provider of legal services.

Education

The University of Chicago Law School
JD with Honors, 2004

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS with Bronze Tablet Honors in Journalism, 2001

Experience

The University of Chicago Law School
Director, Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic, 2016-present
Associate Clinical Professor of Law, 2019-present
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, 2016-2019

Sidley Austin LLP Chicago, IL
Partner, 2013-2016
Associate, 2005-2012

Chief Judge Mary M. Schroeder, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Phoenix, AZ
Law Clerk, 2004-2005