Our faculty are experienced attorneys and teachers.
Faculty commitment to student success and their legal experience set them apart.
Our professors base their teaching on extensive professional experience, averaging 13 years of law practice before entering the classroom.
Imagine learning criminal law from a professor who was a prosecutor for 20 years—or learn about national security from a retired brigadier general and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense.
Students compete at competitions across the United States.
A team recently earned the national title in a client counseling competition, later representing the United States in a world competition held in Europe.
Research and Writing is just as important as torts, contracts, and property.
Research & Writing professors edit The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, The Scrivener (Scribes' newsletter), and Clarity. The Scribes Journal is the oldest law journal devoted exclusively to legal writing.
Several of our outstanding
"I am struck by the collegiality and accessibility of our faculty, who are dedicated to helping our students develop the skills necessary for effective legal practice." - Professor David Finnegan
"Teaching law is more than a profession to me – it's a calling. There is no greater joy than to help a student understand, appreciate, and challenge the law, all at the same time." - Professor Monica Nuckolls
"Clinical work is so meaningful because it allows students to serve our local community while developing skills that they will use to help those in their own communities and the world at large." - Professor Tracey Brame
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