Sarah Rupp

 Associate General Counsel

Real Property

Sarah joined the Office of General Counsel in 2022. Her primary area of practice for the University is real estate. Prior to joining the General Counsel’s Office, Sarah was in private practice in Boone where she focused primarily on real estate transactions. She spent the beginning of her career in Washington, D.C., working in commercial real estate, including purchase and sale, leasing, and financing transactions. Sarah graduated from Cornell University and Duke University School of Law. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband and three children.



  • Cornell University 
  • Duke University, Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • 35th Judicial District Bar
  • Watauga County Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • University of North Carolina System Attorneys Group

 Practice Groups

  • Real Property
  • Transactional
  • Utility and Energy