Sara K. Stadler, a native of Kearney, Nebraska, obtained her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Emory University, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. She obtained her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she was a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar and a member of the Virginia Law Review. After clerking for Judge Murray M. Schwartz of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Professor Stadler worked as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York before specializing in copyright and trademark law, first at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu in New York and then at Kilpatrick Stockton (now Kilpatrick Townsend) in Atlanta.
Before moving back to Nebraska, Stadler was an Associate Professor, with tenure, at the Emory University School of Law, where she was voted Most Outstanding Professor by the Class of 2011. She also has taught at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Prof. Stadler teaches property and intellectual property law.