1 INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS PLENARY SPEAKER HON. SHEILA SIMON Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon offers a lifetime and legacy of public service. She is a lawyer, teacher and working mother. Her record includes four years as a Jackson County prosecutor fighting crime, a decade as a Southern Illinois University law professor teaching young legal minds and participation in the Illinois Reform Commission, which aimed to restore ethics and trust in government. She taught legal writing at Southern Illinois, and has presented at legal writing conferences all over the country. As Lieutenant Governor, Simon is the second highest executive officer in Illinois, and her mission is to make government more accountable, accessible and transparent for the taxpayers of Illinois. She acts as the Governor s point person on education reform and is leading efforts to increase college completion, inspire ethical government, protect our military bases from closure, improve services in rural areas and keep our waterways clean and safe. Simon graduated from Georgetown University s law school in Instead of choosing to work at a large corporate law firm, she chose to serve clients without financial resources at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance. She advocated there for people facing domestic violence, discrimination and loss of housing. Simon then prosecuted DUI and domestic violence cases as an Assistant State s Attorney in Jackson County. Four years later, she helped launch the Southern Illinois School of Law's domestic violence clinic while also teaching legal writing as part of the faculty. The domestic violence clinic continues to serve clients and train law students today. Family has been and continues to be an important part of Simon's life. Her parents, the late Paul and Jeanne Simon, served in the Illinois House together, and were a lifelong team of public servants. Her father, Paul, is remembered across the state for his honesty and integrity in public service. Simon and her husband, Perry, were married in 1987, and they have two daughters, Reilly and Brennan. Perry teaches at John A. Logan Community College in Carterville, Illinois. Filling out their extended family are the members of Simon s band, Loose Gravel, with whom she has performed the banjo and bassoon for more than 10 years.
2 Susan J. Adams Professor Susan J. Adams has been Associate Director of the Legal Research and Writing program at IIT Chicago- Kent since She clerked for the Hon. Paul Plunkett at the District Court in Chicago and for the Hon. Kenneth Ripple on the Seventh Circuit. A former English professor, Professor Adams is also the Writing Specialist at the law school. In addition, she teaches Legal Writing I and II, Immigration Law, and courses in the Chicago- Kent LL.M. program, both abroad and in Chicago. Benjamin Alba Benjamin Alba is a Senior Instructor and Director of the Bar Passage Program at DePaul University College of Law. He taught legal writing as an adjunct instructor for four years at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and full- time for seven years at DePaul. Previously, as a partner with the Chicago litigation firm of Sneckenberg, Thompson & Brody, LLP (where he practiced for 19 years), he was in charge of hiring and supervising law clerks and associates. Alba is the author of Inventing Late Night: Steve Allen and the Original Tonight Show (Prometheus Books 2005). David Austin Before joining CWSL, David was an attorney at Jenner & Block LL.P. and Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Scharf in Chicago, Illinois. He served for two years as clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawai'i. David also has a special interest in asylum law and public interest work, and has provided pro bono service to the National Immigrant Justice Center (serving on its Leadership Council and as director of its Asylum Program) and the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. He taught appellate advocacy at The John Marshall Law School, Chicago. Coleen Barger Coleen Barger is Professor of Law at the UALR Bowen School of Law, where she has taught a variety of legal writing courses since 1992, and where she serves as Developments Editor of the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process. She is co- author of the ALWD Companion: A Citation Practice Book (Aspen Publishers 2010) and author of Arkansas Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press 2007). Susan Bay Susan Bay is an Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Marquette University Law School. She began teaching legal writing in 1998 as an adjunct professor at Marquette while she practiced environmental law in a large firm. She then taught full time at the law schools of Penn- State and Mercer University. She took a hiatus from teaching to work as an attorney editor for Thomson Reuters until she joined Marquette s full time faculty in She teaches or has taught legal writing, legal analysis, and law and literature. She serves as an Associate Editor of Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Rebecca Blemberg Rebecca Blemberg is an Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Marquette Law School. Prior to teaching, she was an Assistant District Attorney. Prof. Blemberg finds nearly every aspect of language fascinating and challenging. She is also interested in Access to Justice for all and robust discussions about legal ethics. Prof. Blemberg is a part- time graduate student in the Philosophy program at Marquette. Kimberly Boone Kimberly Boone has taught Legal Writing at the University of Alabama since July 2000 and has served as director since She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama in While in practice, she was a contributing editor of the Alabama Employment Law Letter and the Alabama Employer's Desk Manual. Kimberly is one of the professors interviewed in the chapter entitled "Legal Research and Writing: An Interview with Five Experts" in Professor Andrew McClurg's book, 1L of a Ride: A Well- Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School. Deborah Borman Deborah Borman has been acting since she reportedly began reciting Shakespeare at nine- months. Deborah has played a Nun, a Groupie, a Southern Belle, and appeared as a Nazi- protestor in The Blues Brothers. When she is
3 not acting, she is still acting, currently staring as Professor at University of Denver. Deborah previously played Professor at Northwestern, JMLS and DePaul. Deborah would like to thank her late father, who encouraged her art and writing via this dedication in a hard- bound copy of Gone With The Wind: To Debbie, who, I am convinced, will someday write a novel as great as this one. M. Lisa Bradley M. Lisa Bradley, Assistant Professor, Legal Research & Writing, Gonzaga School of Law, Spokane, Washington. Professor Bradley practiced family law before joining Gonzaga School of Law as a legal research and writing professor. She has taught Legal Research & Writing at Gonzaga School of Law for twelve years. She has also taught Transnational Family Law in Gonzaga s Florence Program. She has attended and presented at many legal writing conferences over the years and has served on LWI committees. Adrienne Brungess Adrienne Brungess is an Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills at McGeorge School of Law. Professor Brungess joined the McGeorge faculty in 2002 and is a McGeorge graduate. She managed a family law litigation firm from 1997 to She also trained new attorneys on family law forms completion and procedures. Professor Brungess has served as a Sacramento County pro tem settlement conference judge at the Family Relations Courthouse, and has been a pro tem small claims court judge at the Carol Miller Justice Center since Terrence Cain Terrence Cain joined the tenure- track law faculty in the fall of 2007, but taught employment discrimination and civil liberties as an adjunct professor between 2004 and He currently teaches Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy; Civil Liberties; Employment Discrimination; and Criminal Procedure. While a law student, Professor Cain served as the associate notes editor of the UALR Law Review and graduated with honors. After graduation, he began a solo appellate practice, primarily before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Arkansas Court of Appeals. His practice areas consisted chiefly of employment discrimination, domestic relations, and criminal defense. Juli Campagna Professor Juli Campagna Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at Hofstra Law School. Juli graduated from Chicago- Kent College of Law (J.D.) and later did an LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law at The John Marshall Law School. She is admitted to practice in Illinois. She has studied, practiced, and taught law in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Jacob Carpenter Jacob Carpenter has taught legal writing full- time at DePaul University College of Law since In addition to teaching Legal Writing I and II, he has taught Transactional Drafting nine times. His presentation at this 2011 Central States Region Legal Writing Conference is based on an article he is writing for which he was awarded a 2011 LWI/ALWD Scholarship Grant. Aside from teaching at the law school, Jacob has presented at the 2009 Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference, the 2010 Rocky Mountain Region LWI Conference, legal writing CLEs, and a recent two- day NITA course on persuasive legal writing. Ken Chestek Ken Chestek is a Clinical Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law- - - Indianapolis. He is the current President of the Legal Writing Institute. He has taught legal writing for 11 years, after a 21- year career in private practice. His most recent scholarship (published in both LWI s Journal of Legal Writing and the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors) has focused on the role of narrative reasoning in legal practice. He has presented at all three Applied Legal Storytelling conferences and at numerous LWI biennial conferences. Jessica Clark Jessica Clark is an Associate Professor of Legal Research & Writing at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. In her role as Associate Director of the Legal Research & Writing Program, she supervises the Dean s Fellows who teach citation to first- year students. Inspired by her work with the Dean s
4 Fellows, she has recently questioned the value in teaching citation as part of a legal writing course. She looks forward to sharing her thoughts and hearing how others approach teaching (or not teaching) citation. A native Minnesotan, she also looks forward to spending the weekend in the Midwest! Kirsten Clement Professor Kirsten Clement has been teaching legal writing at Florida Coastal School of Law since Prior to teaching, Professor Clement worked at a civil defense firm in Jacksonville, Florida, handling mostly workers compensation claims. Professor Clement has presented at two previous conferences: The Second Annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference in May 2011, and the LWI one- day workshop hosted by Stetson University College of Law in December Lurene Contento Lurene Contento is an Assistant Professor and Director of The John Marshall Law School s Writing Resource Center. As Director, she counsels students on all aspects of legal writing, presents in- house workshops on topics including grammar, persuasion, plagiarism, and scholarly writing, and supervises a staff of professional writing advisors. She teaches legal writing in a program for conditionally admitted students as well as in an upper- level class designed to help students prepare for practice and the bar. In her years at the Writing Resource Center she has presented at local, national, and international conferences, has published practical tips for legal writing professionals, and has counseled over 1,500 students in individualized sessions. Jennifer M. Cooper Jennifer M. Cooper is an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing and Associate Director of Academic Success at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Jennifer represented accused persons in Washington State as a public defender and in private criminal defense practice. She especially enjoyed writing motions on search and seizure issues. She graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, where she was Note & Comment Editor of the Seattle University Law Review and won a CALI Award for Legal Writing. Jennifer earned her B.A. in Theatre and English from Louisiana State University. She is admitted in California and Washington. Rachel Croskery- Roberts Professor Croskery- Roberts recently joined the University of California- Irvine faculty after nine years at the University of Michigan Law School. At Michigan, Professor Croskery- Roberts most recently served as the associate director of the Legal Practice Program. She has also worked as an associate in the Labor and Employment Department at Baker Botts in Dallas, and she clerked for the Honorable Janis Graham Jack of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. She is a past- Chair of both the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, and the Section on Teaching Methods. She is a member of the editorial board for the peer- edited Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association Kathleen Dillon Narko Kathleen Dillon Narko, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law. Kathleen has taught Communication and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern since She is a frequent presenter at national and regional Legal Writing Institute conferences. Prior to joining the faculty, Kathleen practiced with a large law firm, concentrating in the areas of commercial litigation and environmental, safety and health law. She was a member of the firm's Hiring Committee for seven years. She also authors a regular column on legal writing, Nota Bene, for the Chicago Bar Association magazine, the CBA Record. Jim Dimitri Jim Dimitri is a Clinical Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis, where he has taught for 13 years. He came to IU Indy after serving as a deputy attorney general with the Indiana Attorney General s Office, where his practice consisted of appeals and civil litigation. Jim teaches legal writing, advanced persuasion, and appellate advocacy. He has written and spoken on these topics and has also spoken on the topics of intergenerational theory and the use of technology in teaching.
5 Grace Dodier Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois. Professor Dodier has taught Communication and Legal Reasoning and Common Law Reasoning at Northwestern since After law school, she worked as a fellow in public interest law at the Connecticut Women's Educational and Legal Fund. Later, she worked at the Connecticut Attorney General's office where she specialized in environmental enforcement and Connecticut Native American issues. Professor Dodier received her bachelor s degree, magna cum laude, from Barnard College and her JD from Harvard University. Mary Jean Dolan Mary Jean Dolan teaches Lawyering Skills I, Family Law, and Constitutional Law at John Marshall Law School. Her extensive practice experience included a wide range of legal writing: laws and policies for the City of Chicago; briefs and memos for Mayer Brown, and judicial opinions as a federal court clerk. Dolan has authored numerous law review articles and an amicus brief that was cited by the United States Supreme Court. She has a JD, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was a Law Review editor, and a BA, magna cum laude, from University of Notre Dame. Melanie Dreyer- Lude Melanie Dreyer- Lude is an actress, director and producer who teaches performance techniques at Cornell University. Although she has played many roles on stage and screen Melanie has never had the privilege of playing a lawyer. She has directed theater productions all over the world, speaks two and a half languages and enjoys sharing her expertise with other disciplines. A number of her students have gone on to fame and fortune, including Peter Saarsgard, (Dead Man Walking, Boys Don t Cry, An Education). Melanie claims no credit for his success. Olympia Duhart Olympia Duhart is a Professor of Law at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. She teaches Lawyering Skills and Values, Constitutional Law and Women & the Law. Before joining the academy, she worked at Ruden McClosky. She also worked as a reporter for The Miami Herald, and as a high school English teacher. She has written in the areas of active learning and assessments, and has presented at national and regional teaching conferences. She is a member of the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers. Mary Dunnewold Mary Dunnewold has taught Legal Research and Writing at Hamline University School of Law since She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School and clerked for the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She is a co- author, with Beth Honetschlager and Brenda Tofte, of Judicial Clerkships: A Practical Guide. Lyn Entrikin Lyn Entrikin teaches at William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. From 2004 to 2008, she directed the legal writing program at Washburn University School of Law. She is currently President of ALWD. Christopher Evers Christopher Evers is in his fourth year as a full- time legal writing instructor at DePaul University College of Law. For the last three years, he has designed and conducted the general training for DePaul s legal writing teaching assistants. Previously, he taught advanced writing courses as an adjunct faculty member while working at the Chicago branch of the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender and worked as a federal district court clerk. He hates okra. Denise Field Denise Field is a Professor of Practice at Washington University Law School, where she has taught Legal Practice for ten years. She graduated from Harvard University and Yale Law School. Prior to teaching, Ms. Field was a trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, an Assistant General Counsel with
6 the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and a volunteer attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri. Amanda M. Foster Amanda M. Foster is an Assistant Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where she teaches Lawyering Skills & Values I and II, Civil Procedure and Women and the Law. Previously, Professor Foster taught Legal Research and Writing as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to entering academia, Professor Foster enjoyed a six- year career as a civil litigator in Princeton, New Jersey. Immediately following graduation from law school, Professor Foster served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jane Grall in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Iselin Gambert Iselin Gambert is an Associate Professor of LRW at the George Washington University Law School, where she teaches a section of LRW and coordinates the law school Writing Center. Prior to joining the GW faculty, Iselin clerked at the D.C. Superior Court and worked as an attorney and legal writer for a local public interest advocacy organization. Before law school, she was the program director of WomensLaw.org, a national nonprofit providing state- specific legal information to domestic violence survivors. Iselin is a graduate of GW Law, where she was a two- year writing fellow for the Writing Center she now coordinates. Douglas Wm. Godfrey Douglas Wm. Godfrey is a Professor of Legal Writing and Research at Chicago- Kent College of Law where he teaches legal writing, evidence, and criminal procedure. Professor Godfrey has also conducted training in legal skills for the United States State Department in Kosovo, the Kingdom of Jordan, and Mexico. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Professor Godfrey began his career as a prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York where he garnered most of his felony trial experience in the Sex Crimes and Homicide Bureaus. When he returned to the Chicago area, he practiced as a litigator in a large, national firm and as a solo practitioner. He joined the Chicago- Kent faculty in 1998 and has focused on the teaching of legal skills. Marcia Goldsmith Marcia Goldsmith has been an Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing at St. Louis University, School of Law since She teaches LRW and Moot Court at the law school and also runs an essay writing workshop to help graduated students prepare for the Bar Exam. She received a BA from the University of Michigan and her JD from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to teaching, Ms. Goldsmith was a law clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals engaged appellate practice at a large law firm and provided academic support for students at Washington University Law School. Lindsey Gustafson Lindsey Gustafson is Assistant Professor of Law at UALR Bowen School of Law, where she has taught Legal Writing, Legal Editing, and Scholarly Writing. While a student, she served as Executive Editor of the Brigham Young University Law Review and was a member of Order of the Coif. Upon graduation, she worked as a law clerk in a Utah court. She currently serves as Articles Editor of the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process. Ruth Hargrove Professor Hargrove was a trial lawyer for seventeen years before she joined CWSL in She was a prosecutor for seven years, eventually specializing in felony child molest cases. She spent the next ten years representing a municipality, where she practiced employment and tort law, and advised all municipal agencies and departments. At California Western, she teaches first year Legal Skills and Trial Motions. For the past four years, she has taught Comparative Juvenile Justice to law students studying abroad. Hargrove has presented at bar association and legal writing conferences. Katharine Hartland
7 Katharine Hartland is an Associate Professor of Lawyering Process at Florida Coastal School of Law. She teaches legal research and writing, Contracts, and Transactional Drafting. Prior to becoming a professor, Ms. Hartland practiced in the area of corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions for LeBoeuf Lamb and McGuire Woods, and served as in- house counsel for Allstate Workplace Division. Dana Hill Dana Hill is in her third year of teaching Communication and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern University School of Law. Previously, Dana spent 10 years in practice at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, where she was the Director of Pro Bono & Philanthropy and an associate in the commercial litigation and employee benefits departments. Joe Hnylka Joe Hnylka is an Assistant Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Licensed to practice in both Ohio and California, Prof. Hnylka earned a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University in 1983 and a J.D. in 1988 from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he served as executive editor of the San Diego Law Review from He joined the faculty at Nova Southeastern University in May of Beth Honetschlager Beth Honetschlager has taught Legal Research and Writing at Hamline University School of Law since She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law and clerked for the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Court. She is a co- author, with Mary Dunnewold and Brenda Tofte, of Judicial Clerkships: A Practical Guide. Aaron House Aaron M. House received his B.A. in chemistry in 2001 and his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2005, both from UMKC. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Aaron began practicing in 2006 with Shughart Thomson and Kilroy, where he drafted trial and appellate briefs, including briefs filed in the Supreme Court of the United States and the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals. In 2007, Aaron moved to Husch Blackwell where he concentrated in commercial finance. Aaron began teaching at the UMKC School of Law in Wendy Adele Humphrey Wendy Adele Humphrey is an Assistant Professor of Legal Practice at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas. She is the Acting Director of the Legal Practice program this fall. Before joining the law school faculty in 2007, Wendy was a partner in a litigation firm in Texas, where she focused on commercial law, personal injury law, and appellate law. Shalini Jandial George Shailini Jandial George has been a Professor of Legal Writing at Suffolk University Law School for eight years. During that time she has taught first- year Legal Practice Skills and an upper level Advanced Legal Writing course. Prior to joining the faculty at Suffolk, Shailini was an insurance defense litigator. Her scholarship focuses on legal writing, as well as Title IX Sexual Harassment law. Elizabeth Jones Elizabeth N. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, and the Assistant Director of the Legal Writing & Research program at Western State University College of Law. Alison Julien Alison Julien is a Professor of Legal Writing at Marquette University Law School, where she has been teaching for ten years. She teaches Legal Analysis, Writing & Research 1 and 2 and Advanced Legal Writing. Alison is an active member of LWI and currently serves on its board of directors. Before she began teaching legal writing, Alison worked at a small law firm, where her practice focused on civil litigation and special education law. Alison also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Justin M. Johnson of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
8 Jeanne Kaiser Professor Kaiser joined the University of Wisconsin Law School faculty in 1988, teaching Advanced Legal Writing, Legal Research, and Judicial Decision Making and Opinion Writing. From 1992 until 2002, she was the Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program. She now teaches Problem Solving, Advanced Legal Writing, and Professional Responsibilities. She serves on the Ethics Committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Professor Kaiser began her teaching career at IIT Chicago- Kent College of Law where she taught Legal Research and Writing, Drafting, and Remedies. She also taught Legal Research and Writing at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. Philip C. Kaplan Philip C. Kaplan is a professor of Legal Research and Writing in the Legal Practice Skills Department at Suffolk University Law School, in Boston, Massachusetts. Professor Kaplan is also an adjunct Assistant Professor in the law department at Bentley College. He has also taught as an adjunct in the Department of Sociology at Northeastern University and at New Hampshire College. Professor Kaplan was associated full time with the Law Offices of Colette Manoil, in Boston, Massachusetts, from Professor Kaplan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and in the Federal District of Vermont. Professor Kaplan has been a guest lecturer to Bankruptcy Law Classes at the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, and for the VISA Bankruptcy Reduction Program, at their conference in Irving, Texas. He has also lectured for other banking and attorney groups. Christine Kelton Christine Kelton is a Professor of Legal Writing at the Institute for Legal Writing and Professional Skills at Whittier Law School. Christine has a passion for helping students succeed, both in law school, on the bar exam, and in practicing law. Christine s goal is to guide students in their transition from law student to bar taker to lawyer. As a result, she designed and created the curricula for an upper level writing course, emphasizing advanced legal writing skills and time management skills using State Bar released performance tests. By using performance tests as tools for instruction, students learn how to read quickly, but critically, to analyze law and facts, to follow direction, and to complete assignments in a timely manner. These skills are essential for successfully passing the bar exam, and for the long term, successfully practicing law. Joseph Kimble Joseph Kimble teaches at Thomas Cooley Law School. He has written a book called Lifting the Fog of Legalese: Essays on Plain Language, published dozens of articles on legal writing, and lectured throughout the United States and abroad. He s the editor in chief of The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, the longtime editor of the Plain Language column in the Michigan Bar Journal, the past president of the international organization Clarity, and the drafting consultant on all federal court rules. He has received several national and international awards, including the 2010 award from the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. Mary Rose Ksobiech After graduating from Truman State University, Mary Ksobiech earned her J.D. with High Distinction from the University of Iowa in 2000, where she served as a note and comment editor of the Iowa Law Review and captain of the National Trial Team. She then clerked for the Honorable Dean Whipple of the Western District of Missouri and worked as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She has just begun her sixth year of teaching in the writing program at the University of Alabama. Betsy Lenhart Betsy Lenhart is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Cincinnati, College of Law, where she has just completed her second year of teaching. Prior to teaching law, Betsy worked as a litigator at the Cincinnati- based firm of Frost Brown Todd, where she was a member of the firm's complex business litigation team. Pre- dating both of those jobs, however, Betsy taught Latin American History at Indiana University, Bloomington and the University of Cincinnati. This May, Betsy was awarded the Goldman Prize for excellence in teaching, awarded annually to a UC College of Law faculty member. Jim Levy
9 Jim Levy is a Legal Writing Professor at Nova Southeastern University School of Law, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is Editor- in- Chief of the Legal Skills Prof Blog, found at and was Contributing Editor of the Legal Writing Blog, found at Michael W. Loudenslager Michael Loudenslager is an Associate Professor (with tenure) and Director of the Legal Process Program at the Appalachian School of Law ( ASL ). He has served as Director since the fall of 2007 and been a member of the ASL faculty since In addition to legal research and writing, Professor Loudenslager teaches Professional Responsibility. Professor Loudenslager served for six years in the legal writing program at the University of Dayton School of Law and had reached the position of Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills before coming to ASL. Melissa Love Greipp Professor Greipp teaches legal writing at Marquette University Law School. She is on the LWI Scholarship Committee and am a co- chair of the LWI Moot Court Advisors Committee. Prior to teaching, she was a civil litigator handling both trial and appellate work. She also served as the law clerk to the Honorable N. Patrick Crooks, Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Marquette University Law School. Allison Martin Allison Martin is Clinical Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, where she has taught since She has 15 years of experience teaching Legal Writing, and also teaches Professional Responsibility. Kelley M. Mauerman Kelley M. Mauerman is an Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Whittier Law School. She serves on the law school's Experiential Learning and Assessment Strategic Plan Committee and is currently co- authoring with Andrea Susnir Funk on article on assessment. Deborah McGregor Clinical Professor Deborah McGregor, IU School of Law Indianapolis, has been teaching the first- year legal writing and analysis course since She has also taught courses in Legal Process, Contract Drafting, Integrated Legal Analysis and Torts for LL.M. Students, and Principles of Rhetoric. Professor McGregor has served on various regional, national, and international committees, co- authored a text, The International Lawyer s Guide to Legal Analysis and Communication in the United States, and has presented more than forty times at various local, national, and international conferences. She is presently teaching as a courtesy professor at the University of Oregon s School of Law. Karen Millard Professor Karen Millard joined the full- time faculty of Florida Coastal School of Law as a Lawyering Process instructor in Fall Professor Millard teaches Lawyering Process I and II, Professional Responsibility, Pre- trial Litigation Drafting, Interviewing and Counseling, and Public Speaking for Lawyers. Professor Millard serves as the Director of the law school s pro bono program. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the Jacksonville Bar Association. Professor Millard serves on the Board of the Family Nurturing Center and is on the steering committee for the North Florida Medical Legal Partnership. Professor Millard is also a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association s Professionalism Committee and is the program chair for the Fourth Judicial Circuit s Pro Bono Committee. During the academic year Professor Millard delivered the presentation Leveraging Student Resources to Help Fill the Justice Gap at the Equal Justice Conference, and she also delivered two presentations Infusing Professionalism in Your Legal Writing Class and Nuts and Bolts of Legal Writing: Essential Syllabus Tips at the one day LWI conference held at Stetson University School of Law in Tampa, Florida. John Mollenkamp
10 When not behind the podium, John Mollenkamp is in front of the lens having appeared in Vampire Valentine s Day and Knights of Death Metal, among other films. His favorite roles include Dad and Professor Mollenkamp, a role he created at the University of Missouri and has reprised most recently at Cornell Law School. Having now been in a zombie movie, a vampire movie, and a movie about a dead dog, John is hoping next for a role that won t involve him yelling at anyone. He d like to thank his mother for teaching him to read. Jane Moul Jane Moul joined Washington University School of Law in She teaches Legal Practice I and II and has served as past Director of the Legal Practice Program. She also formerly taught Health Law in the Masters in Health Administration Program at Washington University as an adjunct professor. Before joining Washington University Law School s faculty, she practiced law in St. Louis, specializing in estate planning and then health care law, with Thompson Coburn and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, respectively. Michael D. Murray Michael D. Murray is Associate Professor of Law at Valparaiso University School of Law. He taught at the University of Illinois College of Law from 2002 to 2008, and at Saint Louis University School of Law from 1998 to Professor Murray is the author or coauthor of eighteen books and several law review articles on art law, civil procedure, copyright, first amendment and freedom of expression, intellectual property law, legal research and analysis, and legal rhetoric. Professor Murray graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University in Maryland, and from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Before he began teaching, he practiced commercial, intellectual property, and products liability litigation for seven years at Bryan Cave law firm in St. Louis. Mary Nagel Professor Mary Nagel Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Lawyering Skill at The John Marshall Law School. Mary graduated from The John Marshall Law School and practiced in the private and public sectors in the Chicago area for 20 years before becoming a full- time member of faculty. Mary teaches Lawyering Skills and Civil Procedure. Nicole Negowetti Nicole Negowetti is an Assistant Professor of Law at Valparaiso University School of Law. She teaches Legal Writing & Reasoning. Before joining the Valparaiso faculty in June 2011, Nicole taught Appellate Advocacy and Judicial Opinion Drafting as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, practiced law at a large New England firm, and clerked at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Richard Neumann Richard Neumann teaches at Hofstra Law School and has served on several ABA site inspection teams as well as several committees of the ABA s Section of Legal Education. Anthony Niedwiecki Anthony Niedwiecki is Director of Lawyering Skills and Associate Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School. He joined the faculty after serving as Director of Lawyering Skills and Values at Nova Southeastern, Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prof. Niedwiecki also taught at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University and Arizona State University Law School. Prof. Niedwiecki s scholarly interests include integrating educational assessment and learning theory into the law school curriculum. He also writes in areas of rhetoric, politics and the law. Prof. Niedwiecki is President- Elect of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. He also served as Vice Mayor of Oakland Park, Florida before moving to Chicago. Kirby Oberdorfer Kirby Oberdorfer, an Associate Professor of Lawyering Process at Florida Coastal School of Law, teaches legal writing, pre- trial drafting and civil motion practice. Prior to her transition to full- time teaching in 2006, Professor Oberdorfer practiced at Akerman Senterfitt in the fields of commercial and tax litigation and appeals.
11 She also served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable James E. Graham, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Georgia. Martha A. Pagliari Martha is currently the Associate Director, Legal Analysis, Research & Communication. She began working full time at DePaul University in Prior to that time, Ms. Pagliari was a partner at the law firm of Cassiday, Schade & Gloor, n/k/a Cassiday Schade PC. Sue Payne Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois. Professor Payne, a Northwestern Law alumna, joined the Communication and Legal Reasoning faculty in the fall of 2005 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She is teaching Basics of Contract Drafting to second and third year law students and LLM and LLM- MBA candidates. She has also taught a contract drafting module to Northwestern s first- year law students. Her book, Basic Contract Drafting: A Narrative Approach, was published by Aspen this year. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern, Prof. Payne was a partner at Butler, Rubin, Saltarelli & Boyd and Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Information Resources, Inc. Lisa Penland Lisa Penland is a professor of law at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. She has taught Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy since She also teaches Contract Drafting and recently taught a course on Global Issues in Contract Law. Maria Perez Crist Maria Perez Crist is a Professor of Lawyering Skills and the Director of the Legal Profession Program at the University of Dayton School of Law. After receiving her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, she entered private practice for several years. Over the last twenty years, in addition to teaching in the required first- year LRW program, she has taught Appellate Advocacy, ADR for the Litigator, Family Law, Law Practice Management, and Transactional Drafting. Sue Provenzano Sue Provenzano teaches appellate advocacy, employment and discrimination law, and legal writing at Northwestern University School of Law. Professor Provenzano also chairs the law school s Communications Task Force and serves on the faculty development committee. She has chaired the faculty judicial clerkship committee and has been Interim Dean of Students. Previously, Professor Provenzano clerked for a U.S. District Court Judge and practiced employment and commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, and Franczek Radelet. Professor Provenzano received her law degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as the Editor- in- Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review. Rosemary Queenan Rosemary Queenan is an Associate Lawyering Professor at Albany Law School. She teaches Introduction to Lawyering and Drafting. She also taught Legal Writing & Research and Drafting Contracts as an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School. Previously, Rosemary was Assistant General Counsel for the Patrolmen s Benevolent Association of the City of New York, Inc. She also served as Assistant Attorney General in the New York Attorney General s Office in New York City. Rosemary has also been an Associate in two commercial litigation law firms. Sarah Ricks Sarah E. Ricks, Clinical Professor & Co- Director of the Pro Bono Research Project at Rutgers School of Law Camden, is the author of Current Issues in Constitutional Litigation: A Context and Practice Casebook (Carolina Academic Press 2011), and Teacher's Manual. The book is part of an innovative casebook series edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz and Gerry Hess and intended to implement the recommendations of Carnegie & Best Practices. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter appointed Ricks to the Philadelphia Commission for Human Relations,
12 which enforces the City's antidiscrimination laws in employment, public accommodations, housing, and delivery of city services. Lori A. Roberts Lori A. Roberts is an Associate Professor of Law, and the Director of the Legal Writing & Research program at Western State University College of Law. Stephanie Roberts Hartung Stephanie Roberts Hartung has been a Professor of Legal Writing at Suffolk University Law School for nine years. During her nine years at Suffolk, she has taught first- year Legal Practice Skills, along with several upper- level seminar courses including an Innocence Project Seminar. Prior to joining the faculty at Suffolk, Stephanie was a public defender in Oakland, CA. Her scholarship focuses on legal analysis and criminal law. Jerry Rock Professor Jerry Rock is an Assistant Lawyering Professor at Albany Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at Albany, he served as a law clerk in United States District Court. Professor Rock also spent over ten years as a litigation attorney, most of which as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York. He has lectured frequently on legal writing and other topics. Joel Schumm Joel Schumm is a Clinical Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, where he has taught the first- year legal writing course and other courses since He is actively involved with the bench, bar, and legal writing community, having presented at conferences or continuing legal education seminars more than fifty times. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute from 2004 to 2008 and has been co- chair of the Indiana State Bar Association s Written Publications Committee for more than seven years. Danielle Shelton Danielle Shelton teaches Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. Elizabeth Sherowski Elizabeth Sherowski is the Coordinator of Moot Court Programs at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she also teaches Appellate Advocacy. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University College of Law, she worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and later opened her own practice specializing in disability and special education law. Ann Shields Ann Shields began teaching at Washington University School of Law in She teaches Legal Practice I and II and directs the Law School s Pretrial program. She is the faculty advisor for the Negotiation and Client Counseling competitions. Prior to joining Washington University Law School s faculty, she specialized in employment litigation with Bryan Cave, LLC, in St. Louis, Missouri. David Simon Professor David Simon joined the full- time faculty of Florida Coastal School of Law as a Lawyering Process instructor in Fall Professor Simon teaches Lawyering Process I and II, Pre- trial Litigation Drafting, and Interviewing and Counseling. Professor Simon previously taught at University of San Diego School of Law and California Western School of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the California Bar, and Guam Bar. Professor Simon delivered the presentation The Cart- Driven Horse: Early Introduction of Advocacy to Teach Predictive Analysis, with Mitch Fleischmann at the Spring 2008 Rocky Mountain Region Legal Writing Conference. He is a grader for Annual Brief- Writing Competition sponsored by Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers. Prof. Simon has litigation practice experience at the trial and appellate level in state, territorial, and federal courts. He
13 is a magna cum laude and order of the coif graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Professor Simon attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate studies. Susan Smith Susan Smith Bakhshian is the Director of Bar Programs & Academic Success and Clinical Professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where she has taught since She currently teaches Bar Exam Writing, Law & Process: Privacy Torts (an academic success class), Remedies, and California Civil Procedure, but she also has 17 years of experience teaching Legal Writing, Legal Drafting, and Professional Responsibility. As a 1991 alum of Loyola s evening program, she is particularly interested helping working students succeed in law school and on the bar exam. Nancy Soonpaa Nancy Soonpaa is a professor of law and director of the Legal Practice Program at Texas Tech University School of Law. Formerly an associate dean at Tech, she now teaches full- time (Legal Practice, Health Law, Family Law), as well as coaching the school s negotiation teams, which regularly place in the top four teams in national competitions and which twice have won the International Negotiation Competition. She regularly presents at conferences, often on teaching effectiveness, and has served on a variety of committees within the ABA, AALS, ALWD, and LWI. She and the LP Program have won several campus- wide teaching awards. Patricia Stringel Shepard Patricia Stringel Shepard taught Legal Writing as a Faculty Fellow at Thomas Jefferson School of Law from Prior to her fellowship, she was a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles, California and Washington, D.C. She practiced complex and international commercial litigation and antitrust litigation. Shepard graduated from Stanford Law School in 2006 with Pro Bono Distinction. She was Editor- in- Chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. Shepard received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Yale College. She is on hiatus from teaching as she and her husband, LT Steven Shepard, JAGC, USN, welcomed their son, Lorrin Patrick Shepard, in July. Cynthia Stroud Cynthia Stroud is Professor of Professional Skills and Co- Director of the Lawyering Process Program at Florida Coastal School of Law. Professor Stroud graduated from Seton Hall Law School, where she was Editor- in- Chief of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal; winner of the Seton Hall Appellate Advocacy Competition, including Best Respondent s Brief; and recipient of the Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Programs. She served an appellate clerkship for the Honorable David S. Baime, J.A.D. in New Jersey, where she practiced complex commercial litigation for seven years. Professor Stroud joined the Florida Coastal law faculty in 2002 after teaching at Michigan State University, where she also created and directed the law school s academic support program. Prior to law school, Professor Stroud, who holds an M.A. in English, taught college English at universities in Ohio, New Jersey and New York. Mary Rose Strubbe Professor Mary Rose Strubbe has been the Director of the Legal Research and Writing program at IIT Chicago- Kent since She came to Chicago- Kent after a career in civil litigation, where she focused on representing employees. In addition to teaching assorted research and writing courses, Professor Strubbe is the Assistant Director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace. She teaches employment law courses and in the Chicago- Kent LL.M. program, both abroad and in Chicago. Susan Stuart Susan Stuart has taught legal writing for 11 years at Valparaiso University School of Law, where she is tenured. She also teaches Trusts & Estates every spring and alternates Education Law with Insurance Law during the fall. Her research interests focus on education law and policy in both public schools and higher education. She has previously presented at international conferences in Pretoria and Capetown as well as at Oxford. Before she began her teaching career, she was in private practice in Indianapolis, where she concentrated on education, labor and employment law, but also handled commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters.
14 Caryn Suder Caryn Suder has been teaching legal skills since She is currently a Writing Advisor at the John Marshall Law School and a member of the part- time faculty of Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches at both the School of Law and the Institute for Paralegal Studies. At John Marshall, she teaches legal writing in a program for conditionally admitted students, presents workshops on techniques for improving writing, and counsels students on all aspects of the writing process. Andrea Susnir Funk Andrea Susnir Funk is the Associate Dean of Legal Writing and Professional Skills at Whittier Law School. She is the co- chair of the law school's Experiential Learning and Assessment Strategic Plan Committee and is currently leading the faculty through the institutional assessment process. Grace C. Tonner Grace Calabrese Tonner is the Associate Dean of Lawyering Skills at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Before coming to UCI, Dean Tonner was a Clinical Professor and Director of the Legal Practice Program at the University of Michigan for thirteen years. She was also a professor at Loyola Law School from 1979 until 1995 where she taught Legal Writing, Contracts, Sales, and Insurance Law. Dean Tonner practiced as an insurance coverage attorney and was a partner in a law firm. Wanda Temm Wanda M. Temm is the Director of the Legal Writing Program and Bar Services at the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law where she has been teaching legal writing for over twenty years. Prof. Temm co- authored Missouri Legal Research (2d ed.) and Missouri Legal Research Workbook. Prof. Temm s latest article, A Better Beginning: Teaching Family Law in the First Year, will be published in Family Court Review this fall. Prof. Temm is a frequent presenter at national and regional legal writing conferences focusing on teaching methods. Prof. Temm currently serves as treasurer for the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Karen Thornton Karen Thornton is an Associate Professor of LRW at the George Washington University Law School, where she teaches Scholarly Writing for JDs writing a journal note or seminar paper and Thesis for LLM students. Prior to joining the GW faculty, Karen was a deputy assistant general counsel at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she served as legal advisor on defense procurement issues. She began her career as a JAG officer assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honors Program. A proud DC native, Karen earned an LLM in government procurement from GW and her JD from Georgetown. Susan Thrower Susan has been Director of Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication at DePaul University College of Law since She has also helped to direct adjunct- dependent programs at the law schools at American University and the George Washington University. Victoria Van Zandt Victoria VanZandt is a Professor of Lawyering Skills at University of Dayton School of Law. She teaches in the first year legal research and writing curriculum and also teaches the upper level appellate course. Her scholarship focuses on classroom assessment. She presents at conferences on assessment, consults with law school faculty about assessment planning and the creation of learning outcomes, and publishes in the area. Additionally, she is the co- chair of her law school s assessment committee, working on the implementation of its assessment plan and a member of Dayton s Bar Outreach Project, researching the desired practice skills of new attorneys. Ruth Vance Ruth Vance has taught legal writing for 26 years at Valparaiso University School of Law, and has directed the program for most of those years. She is a past chair of the AALS Section of Legal Writing, Reasoning & Research
15 and was on ALWD s founding Board of Directors. In 1990, she hosted one of the first Midwest regional legal writing conferences at Valpo. Currently, she serves as vice- chair of the Communications Skills Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. She also teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution. Christine Venter Christine Venter is the Director of the Legal Writing Program. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Cape Town and her law degree from the University of Cape Town School of Law, where she was Editor in Chief of the Law Review. She also holds an LL.M in International Law and Human Rights (summa cum laude) from Notre Dame Law School and a J.S.D., also from NDLS. After graduation Professor Venter worked as an associate for a South African firm specializing in civil rights litigation. After relocating to the US she worked for a firm specializing in international business law, and later did legal aid work in the US. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and is an Editor of The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. Leslie P. Wallace Before joining CWSL in 2009, Professor Wallace was an Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law, where she taught Legal Research & Writing and Missouri Civil Procedure. Prior to teaching, she was an Associate Attorney at Husch & Eppenberger, LLC, in St. Louis, Missouri. During and immediately following law school, Leslie clerked for then Chief Judge Mary K. Hoff and the late Honorable Lawrence G. Crahan, of the Missouri Court of Appeals. She currently serves on the Board of Affordable Housing Advocates, Chair of California Westerns Diversity Committee, and has presented at numerous academic and legal writing conferences. Barbara Wilson Barbara Wilson is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Professor Wilson teaches Introduction to Law and Lawyering Processes I & II, Advanced Legal Writing - Litigation Drafting, Advanced Legal Writing - Practical Skills, Remedies, Legal Analysis & Methods, and the Multistate Performance Test portion of the UMKC Bar Prep program. This is her eleventh year teaching. Mark Wojcik Mark E. Wojcik teaches lawyering skills at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is the Chair of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. He serves on the boards of the Legal Writing Institute, Scribes The American Society of Legal Writers, and the International Law Students Association, which organizes the Jessup Moot Court. He is a co- editor on the Legal Writing Prof Blog. He is the author of Illinois Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press) and Introduction to Legal English (International Law Institute).