Kari Sanderson

Director of Appellate Advocacy
Director of Moot Court
Teaching Professor


Kari Sanderson, Director of Appellate Advocacy, Director of Moot Court, and Teaching Professor in the Legal Writing & Analysis program, graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1998. While in law school, she served as Senior Interdisciplinary Programs Editor of the Roundtable, a journal of interdisciplinary legal studies.

After graduation, Kari began her practice as a litigation associate at Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon in Chicago. Kari focused on family law matters, but also worked in the areas of insurance defense and mass tort litigation. She practiced corporate law at Sachnoff & Weaver, LLP, where she was primarily involved in lending aspects of leveraged acquisitions.

Before coming to the University of Illinois College of Law in 2017, Kari spent nine years at George Mason University Law School, where she was the Director of the 2L Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis Program and taught Appellate Writing and Corporate and Transactional Drafting.


JD University of Chicago Law School
BA University of Washington


Introduction to Legal Analysis and Writing
Introduction to Advocacy
Advanced Appellate Advocacy
Transactional Writing
Law and Literature
Law Teaching Practicum
Legal Writing Teaching Practicum
Introduction to Advocacy Teaching Practicum
Moot Court