Derek Larwick teaches writing in law practice, a practical writing course for second- and third-year law students. When not teaching, Derek practices civil plaintiff’s work and is the owner of Larwick Law Firm.
Derek graduated with degrees in biology and Spanish from the University of Hawaii. He worked as a wildland firefighter for five seasons before enrolling at University of Oregon School of Law. Derek was Editor-in-Chief of the Oregon Law Review and competed in moot court at Stanford Law School, competed in the Texas Young Lawyers Trial Competition, and later coached a moot court team. He earned the Best Brief Award at the American Constitution Society Appellate Competition at UCLA Law School, and was on the second-place team at ABA’s national trial competition in Chicago.
After law school, Derek clerked for Judge Alfred Goodwin of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He then joined Corson & Johnson Law Firm, and became a partner in less than three years. In 2016, Derek founded Larwick Law Firm. His most recent major case involved concussion mismanagement and a permanent brain injury of a Major League Soccer player.
Derek has kids ages 7 and 3, and he loves living the Oregon lifestyle.