Sarah McGovern

Legal Research & Writing Professor

Legal Research and Writing

B.B.A., Ohio University
J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law

Office Hours:
Mondays 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Tuesdays 12-1 p.m.


Professor Sarah McGovern joined the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Law as a Legal Research and Writing Professor in the fall of 2022. Prior to this, Professor McGovern served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Western District of Oklahoma for over thirteen years. There, she represented men on death row throughout their federal appeals in each of the federal district courts of Oklahoma, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Professor McGovern has served on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma County Bar Association as well as Chairman of the Young Lawyers Division of the Oklahoma County Bar. She has also served as Chairman of the Oklahoma County Bar Foundation. Professor McGovern graduated with a B.B.A. from Ohio University and graduated with her J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law.