Sarah Tran's Inspiring Optimism

12 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2014 Last revised: 16 Jul 2014

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Peter S. Menell

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Date Written: June 30, 2014


The legal academy lost a promising young administrative law, environmental law, and intellectual property law scholar earlier this year to cancer. Sarah Tran's brief academic career revealed unusual courage, strength, passion for life, indomitable spirit, and optimism. This chronicle of our fleeting connection and collaboration seeks to contribute to the memory of Sarah’s remarkable life and her enduring spirit.

Keywords: patent law, environmental law, climate change, administrative law, energy law

Suggested Citation

Menell, Peter S., Sarah Tran's Inspiring Optimism (June 30, 2014). Southern Methodist University Law Review, Forthcoming; UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2460869. Available at SSRN: or

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