Sarah P. Jarboe
Sarah P. Jarboe
Sarah Jarboe grew up in rural Kentucky near Owensboro, and has always been a nature enthusiast. At the University of Louisville, she majored in both psychology and philosophy, and found a second love: analytical reasoning. Pursuing a career in environmental law allowed her to combine her two interests into a fulfilling career.
Vanderbilt University Law School provided excellent preparation for the practice of law, Sarah says. In her case, it was particularly useful because it features a robust environmental law program. LaJuana Wilcher, a partner at ELPO who has worked extensively in the field of environmental law, taught Sarah’s Environmental Law course at Vanderbilt.
Sarah joined ELPO in 2013 after serving as a law clerk for two years for Chief Justice Minton of the Kentucky Supreme Court. “I learned many things during my clerkship. Most importantly, I gained a perspective from behind the bench and learned what is more likely to persuade a judge in his or her decision-making,” Sarah says.
Sarah worked in Chief Justice Minton’s Bowling Green office, allowing her the opportunity to learn about the local legal community as she gained valuable experience. She became active in the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association and got to know other attorneys. “ELPO’s positive reputation was readily apparent,” Sarah says. “I immediately knew that I wanted to work for ELPO following my judicial clerkship. The attorneys at ELPO are experienced, knowledgeable, and personable. ELPO also has a vital environmental law practice, which makes it a perfect fit for me with my environmental law background.”
Sarah is married and lives in Bowling Green.