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Profile >> Sarah N. Welling

Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law


Federal Criminal Law
Federal Criminal Procedure

College of Law Building, Room 253



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Sarah N. Welling is the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky. She teaches Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure.

Sarah’s most recent books are Wright & Welling, Federal Practice and Procedure (formerly known as Wright & Miller), Volumes 3 and 3A (4th ed. 2010, 2011 with annual supplements) covering Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 31-42. The discussion of habeas corpus actions under § 2255 was cited by the Supreme Court in 2011 in Wall v. Kholi (citing 3 C. Wright & S. Welling, Federal Practice and Procedure § 622). In addition, Sarah is the lead author of Federal Criminal Law and Related Actions: Crimes, RICO, Forfeiture and the False Claims Act, a two-volume treatise co-authored with Professors Sara Sun Beale and Pamela Bucy Pierson, published by West Group in 1998 with 2000 supplement.

Sarah’s recent articles include Reviving the Federal Crime of Gratuities, 55 Ariz. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2013) and Friction in Reconciling Criminal Forfeiture and Bankruptcy: The Criminal Forfeiture Part, 42 Golden Gate Univ. L. Rev. 551 (2012) (with Jane Lyle Hord) (solicited for symposium). Her earlier articles appeared in Hastings Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, Washington University Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, and Florida Law Review. Her writing is widely cited by courts.

She is the Reporter for the Sixth Circuit Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions.

Sarah is a member of the American Law Institute and is active in the Members Consultative Groups for Model Penal Code-Sentencing, Model Penal Code-Sexual Assault and Related Offenses, and Principles of Government Ethics. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Link to Sixth Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions

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