Legal Analysis, Writing, & Research Faculty

Six full-time faculty members, all of whom have practiced law, teach Legal Analysis, Writing & Research 1 and 2. To further enrich the writing curriculum, each legal writing faculty member also teaches courses in the upper-level curriculum on a rotating basis.

In 2008, the Law School announced the Boden Visiting Professor of Law program. Since fall 2008, a distinguished national scholar in legal writing has joined the Law faculty to teach a section of the first-semester, first-year Legal Analysis, Writing & Research 1 course as well as a course of his or her choice. In fall 2010, the Law School welcomed Mary Beth Beazley, director of legal writing at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law as the Boden Visiting Professor of Law. Professor Beazley authored A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy.

Previous Boden Visiting professors included, in fall 2008, Robin Wellford Slocum of Chapman University Law School, and, in fall 2009, Michael R. Smith, Winston S. Howard Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Writing Program at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Professor Slocum has authored two textbooks on legal writing: Legal Analysis and Writing and Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Persuasive Argument. Professor Smith is the author of Advanced Legal Writing: Theories and Strategies in Persuasive Writing.