I teach Research & Writing, Advanced Writing, and Scholarly Writing.
Prior to joining WMU-Cooley, I dabbled in labor law and condominium law. Following that, I was honored to serve as a judicial attorney for the 21st Circuit Court in Isabella County, Michigan. Since then, I’ve maintained a steady pro-bono and low-fee practice.
In 2014, I taught American jurisprudence in five different law schools in Moldova. I also met with government and legal-community leaders to discuss improving Moldova’s legal system in conjunction with the American embassy in Moldova and the Leavitt Institute for International Development.
I frequently speak on issues relating to legal analysis and legal research and have published a book on legal reasoning, Applying Law. I’m a former board member and executive director of Scribes — The American Society of Legal Writers and now actively serve on its committees.
I led the Research & Writing department in creating www.ResearchTheLaw.com, an online, interactive course that teaches students how to research the law. Along with this, I created more than 30 instructional videos and hundreds of ways for students to learn this fundamental skill.
As a law student, I served on the Law Review as the Scholarly Writing Editor, won the Krasicky Award, and published an article on development exactions.
My undergraduate degree was in International Law with an emphasis in Russian Studies.