At Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, legal writing and advocacy are not just courses; they are integral parts of our school’s curriculum. The entire faculty recognizes the value in quality legal skills education, both to the institution and to the success of its students. As part of the faculty’s commitment to keeping student-to-faculty ratio low in the legal skills classroom, the number of full-time faculty dedicated to teaching primarily in the Legal Skills & Professionalism Program has doubled in recent years and is expected to continue growing.
Legal Skills Faculty
Associate Dean of Academics and Associate Professorkcieply@johnmarshall.edu
404-872-3593 Ext. 264
Courses Taught: International Criminal Law; Criminal Law; Contract Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Negotiations; Art of Advocacy; Trial Advocacy
B.S., Northern Kentucky University, magna cum laude
J.D., University of Notre Dame
LL.M., The Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army, Honor Graduate
Fellowship, Senior Military College Fellow, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Courses Taught: Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure
B.A., Boston College
J.D., Loyola University School of Law, cum laude
404-872-3593 Ext. 254
Courses Taught: ADR & Writing, Mediation, Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, Research, and Advocacy
B.A., Emory University, high honors
M.A., Emory University
J.D., Emory University School of Law, with distinction, Order of the Coif
404-872-3593 Ext. 266
Courses Taught: Client Interviewing & Counseling; Depositions; Legal Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure
B.A., Emory University, magna cum laude
J.D., Washington University School of Law
404-872-3593 Ext. 155
Courses Taught: Legal Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure; Business Organizations
A.B., Duke University, cum laude
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
404-872-3593 Ext. 126
Courses Taught: Advanced Appellate Advocacy; Client Interviewing & Counseling; Entertainment Law; Legal Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure; Trial Advocacy
B.A., Columbia University
J.D., Tulane University School of Law, cum laude
Adjunct Legal Skills Faculty
Courses Taught: Mediation
B.A., Duke University
J.D., University of Maryland
Executive Director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Courses Taught: Trial Advocacy
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
J.D., University of Dayton
Partner, The Crowther Law Firm, P.C
AJMLS Legal Skills Faculty come to the School with diverse but expansive practice experience, including medical malpractice litigation, commercial litigation, administrative law, domestic relations practice, and corporate/transactional work. Members of the Legal Skills Faculty are active in the Georgia legal community, involving practitioners in judging student oral arguments, guest speaking, authoring publications, and sponsoring workshops.
Recent Legal Skills Faculty Publication
Lucille Jewel, The Conflict Between the Participatory Culture of the Internet and the Legal Profession, 12 MINN. J.L. SCI. & TECH. (forthcoming 2011).
Andrea Doneff, Arbitration Clauses in Contracts of Adhesion Trap “Sophisticated Parties” Too, 2010, No. 2 J. DIS. RES. (forthcoming Winter 2010).
Elizabeth Jaffe & Robert D’Agostino, Bullying in Georgia Public Schools: The IntersectionBetween the Free Speech Rights of Students and the Duty of the School to Protect, 63 MERCER L. REV. (forthcoming March 2011).
Lucille Jewel, Through a Glass Darkly: Using Brain Science and Visual Rhetoric to Gain a Professional Perspective on Visual Advocacy, 19 S. CAL. INTERDISC. L.J. 237 (Spring 2010).
Kevin Cieply, Kurt Johnson & Jeanne Myers, The Relations between Military and Civilian Authorities within the United States, in LEGAL ISSUES IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST TERROR, 299 (Carolina Academic Press 2010).