Professor Sparrow's speciality is teaching and learning. She is Professor of Law at Franklin Pierce Law Center. As one of the co-authors of Teaching Law by Design: Engaging Students from Syllabus to Final Exam (2009), she is particularly interested in active teaching strategies which help students develop the skills they need for a balanced life practicing law: working with others; writing well; navigating complex legal doctrine and facts; engaging in self-assessment; and practicing professionalism.
Professor Sparrow has conducted more than 50 workshops and presentations on teaching, professionalism, writing and assessment to professors, judges and lawyers, including the conferences hosted by the Institute for Law School Teaching, the American Association of Law Schools, the Legal Writing Institute and the New Hampshire Judicial College. In January, 2004, she won the Inaugural Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism, sponsored by the American Bar Association and Conference of Chief Justices. In September 2008, she became an approved candidate on the Fulbright Specialists Roster.
Professor Sparrow can be contacted at Sophie.Sparrow [at] law.unh.edu or (603) 513-5205.