Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs
Academic Success, Legal Writing, Legal Skills, Mediation, Negotiation, Advocacy
B.A. in Economics, 1997, University of Alabama (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa); J.D., 2003, University of Virginia School of Law; LL.M., The George Washington University, 2006, (highest honors).
Mississippi (2003); Massachusetts (2004)
Attorney, Wise Carter Child & Caraway, Jackson, Mississippi (2003 – 2005; 2006-2007); Director of Legal Writing, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi (2007 – 2012); Director of Legal Practice, William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia, (2012 – 2013).
Mississippi College School of Law
Honored by the Mississippi College Moot Court Board with an Outstanding Service Award, 2010
University of Memphis
Honored by the University of Memphis with the Susan TePaske Award for Faculty Leadership in
Disability Support, 2017
This Susan TePaske Award is a University President's Leadership Recognition Award
recognizing only one
outstanding supporter of students with disabilities across the University of Memphis campus each year.
Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD)
Honored by The Association of Legal Writing Directors with a Outstanding Service Award, 2018
Publications and Presentations
CREAC Scramble: An Active Self-Assessment Exercise, 24 The Second Draft 15 (Fall 2010)
CREAC Scramble: An Active Self-Assessment Exercise, 19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing 60 (Fall 2010)
Plagiarism Detection Programs: How Good Are They?
Panel Presentation at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, May 2012, (with Timothy D. Blevins, Florida A&M University Law School, Brenda Gibson, North Carolina Central School of Law, Diane Kraft, University of Kentucky College of Law, and Dov Waisman, Southwestern Law School)
The Survey Says: Understanding & Using the New ALWD/LWI Survey
Panel Presentation at the Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference, July 2017, (with Jodi Wilson, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Ted Becker, University of Michigan Law School, and Pete Nemerovski, University of North Carolina School of Law)