Sarah   Rawls

Home State


Undergraduate Institution and Graduation Year

University of Georgia, 2018


Legal Interests

Commercial Litigation,  Labor & Employment Litigation


Traveling, exploring local restaurants (preferably Mexican), and running

What do you think is the best thing about Cumberland?

What I love most about Cumberland is that the community has a profound sense of purpose. In short, we care. Students care about producing quality work and excelling in the classroom, all while supporting each other. Students, professors, and alumni alike care about serving and contributing to the Birmingham community. We care about each other, our school, our work, and the city that we call “home.”

Why did you choose Cumberland?

I decided to attend Cumberland because of its quality reputation in the legal community, emphasis on academic rigor, and clear camaraderie among students. The beautiful campus was an added bonus.

What do you most enjoy about studying law in Birmingham? What do you like to do in Birmingham?

Birmingham lawyers are ready, willing, and able to invest in law students. The opportunity to connect with the Birmingham legal community, even as a law student, has been invaluable. Specifically, I have enjoyed being a student member of the Birmingham Bar Association, which provides opportunities to meet attorneys and explore areas of interest.

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

Law Review, junior editor; Wellness in Law Society, president

If you could give any advice to your pre-law school self, what would you say? 

I would tell myself to prioritize people. While time devoted to academics is crucial, setting aside time to make connections is also important – both for personal and professional development. Reach out, be yourself, and always say, “Thank you.”

What do you plan to do after graduation?

Work full-time in Birmingham.