LORI ROBERTS

Professor of Law Director, Legal Writing & Research

714.459.1145
loroberts@staging.wsulaw.edu

DEGREES

J.D., University of Miami School of Law
B.A., University of Washington

COURSES

Advanced Appellate Advocacy, Contracts, Legal Writing & Research, I & II

BIOGRAPHY

Lori Roberts received her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Washington and her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. She was a litigation associate in the labor and employment practice groups at Snell & Wilmer and Preston, Gates & Ellis for several years following law school. Professor Roberts teaches Legal Writing I and II is the Director of Legal Writing & Research. Professor Roberts also currently serves as the Director of Moot Court Competitions, and teaches Advanced Appellate Advocacy, a course designed to prepare Moot Court students to participate and succeed in external Moot Court Competitions.

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Rhetoric, Reality, and the Wrongful Abrogation of the Collateral Source Rule in Personal Injury Cases, 31 Rev. of Lit. 1 (2012)
  • Assessing Ourselves: Confirming Assumptions and Improving Students Learning by Efficiently and Fearlessly Assessing Student Learning Outcomes, 3 Drexel L. Rev. 457 (2011)
  • Topping Palm Trees in the Name of CC&R Enforcement: A Proposal to Temper CC&R Enforcement with Common Sense, 51 South Texas 413 (2009)
  • Developing Students’ Identities as Legal Apprentices, Central States Legal Writing Conference, John Marshall School of Law (September, 2011)
  • Leading By Example: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes, Association of Legal Writing Directors Conferences, Pacific McGeorge University School of Law (June 2011)
  • Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in a Legal Writing Course: A Simple, Efficient and Valuable Process, Empire State Legal Writing Conference, St. John’s University School of Law (May 2011)
  • Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in a Legal Writing Course: A Simple, Efficient and Valuable Process, The Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, The George Washington University Law School (February 2011)
  • Brawling With The Consumer Review Site Bully, ___U. Cin. L.Rev. ___ (2016)
  • The Information Age at the Legal Writing Institute’s, Bi-annual Conference in Palm Springs (June 2012)
  • Teaching in 2015: The Integration of Skills and Social Justice for Modern Lawyering, Society of American Law Teachers Conference, Las Vegas, NV (October 2014)
  • Cultural Competence – A Critical Skill for Modern Lawyering, Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference in University of New Mexico School of Law (April 2015)