Lindsey Gustafson is a former Editorial Board member of JLWI and has been a member of the legal writing community for more than 20 years. She is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor of Law at the William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Sha-Shana Crichton, Howard University School of Law. Sha-Shana Crichton teaches legal writing and serves as director of the Legal Writing Program at Howard University School of Law. She also serves on the board of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). She is a member of ALWD’s Leadership and Development Committee and has served as chair and co-chair of the Legal Writing Institute’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Sherri Lee Keene, Georgetown University Law Center; Sherri Lee Keene teaches at Georgetown University Law Center. She was previously a staff attorney at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland. Sherri’s recent scholarship focuses on the relationship between implicit bias and legal storytelling in the criminal law context.
Emily A. Kline, Rutgers Law School: Emily Kline is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School. She has taught at Rutgers since 2001 and teaches Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research Skills and Appellate Advocacy.
Sonya G. Bonneau, Georgetown University Law Center: Sonya G. Bonneau is a Professor of Law, Legal Practice at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches legal writing and analysis, judicial opinion writing, and art law.
Susan S. McMahon, Georgetown University Law Center. Susan McMahon is Professor of Law, Legal Practice at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches courses in legal writing, legislative advocacy, and judicial opinion writing.
Iselin Gambert, The George Washington University Law School: Iselin Gambert is the Interim Director of the Fundamentals of Lawyering Program at The George Washington University Law School, where she has been on the faculty since 2009. In addition to teaching in the first year lawyering program, she teaches Feminist Legal Theory and an interdisciplinary seminar called Gender, Race, Species.
Jennifer L. Brinkley, University of West Florida: Jennifer L. Brinkley is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of West Florida. She is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She teaches Legal Research & Writing, Women and the Law, Evidence, Family Law, Law and Society, and Survey of American Law.
Alison M. Mikkor, UC Irvine School of Law: Alison Mikkor is Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at UC Irvine School of Law, where she has taught both first-year and advanced skills courses since 2016. She was born and raised in Canada and spent several years in practice in New York before her move to Southern California.
Harmony Decosimo, Suffolk University Law School: Harmony Decosimo has been teaching legal writing since 2017, first at Boston University and now at Suffolk University Law School. Prior to teaching and after graduating from Penn Law, she practiced at a large corporate law firm, focusing her work on complex white collar and securities litigation matters.
Hilary S. Reed, University of Houston Law Center. Hilary S. Reed is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Houston Law Center. She teaches legal analysis, writing, and research skills in the first year and upper level. Prior to moving to Houston, she taught legal research and writing at Pepperdine School of Law for and directed its moot court program.
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Jan M. Levine, Duquesne University School of Law: Jan M. Levine is a nationally recognized scholar who has published many articles on legal research and writing and contributed to two editions of the ABA Sourcebook on Legal Writing. He was the founding president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is a recipient of the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing and the Section Award from the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research.
Melissa H. Weresh, Drake University Law School: Mel Weresh is a Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. She has been teaching since 1997.
Ann L. Nowak, Touro Law Center: Ann Nowak is the Director of the Writing Center at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Prior to joining Touro fulltime in 2008, she ran her own law firm. She is also an optioned screenwriter and a former journalist.
Sabrina Little, University of Florida Levin College of Law: Sabrina Little is the Director of Legal Writing and Drafting at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She teaches Legal Writing, Persuasive Writing, Real Estate Drafting, and a variety of real estate courses.
Drew Simshaw, Gonzaga University School of Law. Drew Simshaw is an Assistant Professor at the Gonzaga University School of Law. He previously taught at the Georgetown University Law Center and at the Elon University School of Law.
Meredith A.G. Stange, Northern Illinois University College of Law. Meredith Stange is the Director of the Legal Writing Program at Northern Illinois University College of Law where she teaches Legal Methods, Legal Writing, Writing for Practice, and Health Law. An avid Harry Potter fan, when she is not teaching, she is usually reading, just like any good Ravenclaw.
Suzanne Rowe, University of Oregon School of Law: Suzanne Rowe is the James L. and Ilene R. Hershner Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. She has taught legal writing for almost 30 years. With her colleagues at Oregon Law, she leads a pre-orientation week for law students with diverse backgrounds.
Volume 25 Articles
Dr. Brian N. Larson is associate professor of law at Texas A&M University’s School of Law. He researches legal argumentation from philosophical and rhetorical perspectives. He focuses on argumentation and rhetorical theory in context and practice, with much of his empirical research using text-analytic, computational, and cognitive methods. He teaches courses in legal philosophy (jurisprudence), rhetoric, and communication. Larson’s other interests include the law and rhetoric of the American flag and linguistic pragmatics in the law. Larson is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, appearing in the journals Communication Law & Policy, Legal Writing: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, Nevada Law Journal, Cincinnati Law Review and others.
Brad Desnoyer is an associate professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he teaches Legal Communication & Rhetoric and Education Law. Desnoyer has received numerous awards for his teaching and service, including the Trustees’ Teaching Award, the Gold Chalk Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Excellence in Education Award, and the Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award. He is the co-author of a book about law school exam skills and has published with Maryland Law Review. Desnoyer serves as a writing coach for Stinson Leonard Street LLP and as a lead editor for Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JAWLD.
John H. Larsen lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where he serves as an administrative law judge and mediator for the California Public Utilities Commission. Judge Larsen has also served as an administrative law judge for the California Department of Insurance and for the California Board of Parole Hearings. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law, and a Master’s in Judicial Studies from the Judicial Studies Program (JSP) of the University of Nevada, Reno in collaboration with the National Judicial College (NJC) where he has lectured.