Sara Edwards

Associate Professor- Legal StudiesLegal Studies Department
Legal Counsel to the CabinetLegal Studies Department

Sara J. Edwards is an Associate Professor- Legal Studies in the Legal Studies department and a Legal Counsel to the Cabinet in the Legal Studies department.


Originally from Stillwater, Minnesota.  Married to husband Reggie. Sons: Anthony, Noah, Christian & Emmanuel

Academic Interests/Specialties

  • Civil Rights, Social Justice & Law


  • B.A. Political Science (Pre-Law) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida
  • J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.


  • Legal History and Racial Discrimination in the United States


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Paralegal Association

Professional Background

Worked in several areas of law including higher education law, class action litigation, criminal law & family law


  • Race & Justice; Training the Next Generation of Legal Professionals

Additional Campus Responsibilities


  • Law Review


Playing guitar, painting, cooking, reading, watching sports

Teaching Philosophy

I meet my students where they are and help them to become the best version of themselves.

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