Sarah M. Konsky

Sarah M. Konsky

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

Sarah M. Konsky is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and 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.

Prior to joining the clinical faculty, Konsky 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 also frequently represented clients in pro bono matters.

Before practicing at Sidley, Konsky was a law clerk to Chief Judge Mary M. Schroeder on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

She received her JD from the University of Chicago Law School and her BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Konsky currently 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
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, 2016-present

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