Sarah Oettinger Edwards joined the Office of Legal Affairs in 2012. Prior to assuming her role at UNC Charlotte, she spent two years as a judicial clerk in the North Carolina appellate court system and one year as a legal fellow in UNC Chapel Hill's Office of University Counsel. Edwards earned her BA in Political Science from Wake Forest University and her JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Edwards focuses her practice on student affairs, including student safety and student discipline; harassment and discrimination complaints in both student and employment realms; institutional compliance, including Title IX and the Clery Act; policy development and revision; and institutional governance. In addition, she has an active leadership role in the North Carolina Bar Association Education Law Section and has held an adjunct faculty appointment with UNC Charlotte's Graduate Faculty.