Sara L. Ochs

Assistant Professor of Law


Professor Sara Ochs joins the Louisville Law faculty after completing a fellowship at Elon University School of Law in North Carolina. At Elon, she taught introduction to legal studies, legal writing, and international criminal law.

Her scholarly research focuses predominantly on the prosecution of mass atrocities before international and hybrid courts and the use of transitional justice mechanisms in post-conflict societies. She has presented her work on these topics at numerous conferences throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. 

Professor Ochs graduated second in her class from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she served as an editor of the Loyola Law Review and as a member of the law school’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team. Following graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Carl J. Barbier on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She then practiced civil litigation at Simon Peragine Smith & Redfearn, LLP and subsequently at Akerman LLP in New Orleans.

Professor Ochs serves as the Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law’s International Courts & Judicial Affairs Committee, as well as an advisory board member of the American Society of International Law’s International Courts & Tribunals Interest Group. She is an Assistant Editor of The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute as well as a Committee Editor for the ABA’s Section of International Law’s Year in Review.