Current Teaching Position
University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC
July 2011-Present - Clinical Assistant Professor of Law [Faculty Page]
Specialist in Legal Research, Reasoning, and Writing
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Law 295: Legal Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy I
Law 296: Legal Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy II
Legal Writing Institute
North Carolina State Bar & North Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
Rhetoric Society of America
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Past Teaching Positions
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Law 296: Legal Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy. A first-year legal research and writing course.
- English 305: Advanced Writing in Law. Advanced Writing in Law. An interdisciplinary law, rhetoric, research, and writing seminar. Focus on scholarly writing.
- English 102i: Writing in Law. An interdisciplinary first-year composition course focused on law.
Elon University School of Law
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law; August 2008-May 2009
- Law 660: Legal Research and Writing.
- Law 667: Legal Skills – Appellate Advocacy.
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Graduate Teaching Assistant; August 2004-December 2006
- Women’s and Gender Studies 333s: Women in Non-Western Cultures. Fall 2006.
- Women’s and Gender Studies 250: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies. Spring 2005.
- English 102s: English Composition II. Spring 2006. Speaking intensive course examining political and legal rhetoric from classical period through contemporary America.
- English 101: English Composition I. Fall 2005. Portfolio-based first year composition course.
Legal Research & Writing Consultant
2006-Present. Conduct research and draft memos and briefs for clients in litigation practice; lead workshops on professional and legal writing for lawyers and paralegals; teach CLEs on legal writing and persuasion; Click Here for more information
Of Counsel, Everett and Everett
2011-12. Durham, NC; Represent pro bono clients in domestic violence protective order hearings
Associate Attorney, The Hodgman Law Firm
2005-06. Greensboro, NC; Part-time associate in worker’s compensation law firm; prepared cases for mediation; drafted civil complains to accompany WC claims
Federal Judicial Clerk
2003-04. The Honorable Terrence W. Boyle, Chief Judge; The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Intern, McSurely and Osment
2002-03. Chapel Hill, NC; Assisted in civil rights plaintiffs’ litigation, evaluated depositions, conducted research, and drafted complaints
Intern, NC Justice Center
2001-03. Raleigh, NC; Assisted in political asylum cases, collecting witness statements and conducting research, often in French language
Summer Associate, Turner, Enochs & Lloyd
2002. Greensboro, NC; Assisted in a variety of cases, including bankruptcy and estate law