Oregon Law welcomes legal writing visitors in 2019-20

Latisha Nixon-Jones

In the 2019-20 academic year, Oregon Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program welcomes colleagues from across the country who bring diverse backgrounds and approaches to teaching and practicing law.

October 7-8, 2019

Honorable Jean P. Rosenbluth 

Judge Rosenbluth will visit for two days as the Galen Distinguished Guest in Legal Writing. During her visit, she will engage with students, faculty, and administrators. Her discussions of writing and legal education will be informed by her broad range of experiences as a judge, federal prosecutor, journalist, and legal writing expert.

Before becoming a federal magistrate judge in Los Angeles, Judge Rosenbluth was the Director of Legal Writing and Advocacy and a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. She was also an academic contributor to the eighth edition of Black’s Law Dictionary and active member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute.

April 20-21, 2020

Professor Olympia Duhart

Professor Duhart will spend two days at Oregon Law as a Visiting Scholar.  Professor Duhart’s presentations to students, faculty, alumni and local practitioners will draw on her influential research and will focus on helping law students and practicing lawyers become more rhetorically effective and persuasive.

Her visit is supported by a grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Professor Duhart’s scholarship ranges from government accountability for marginalized groups to pedagogy and assessment. At Nova Southeastern College of Law, she is Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Development as well as Director of Legal Research and Writing.

2019-20 Academic Year

Visiting Professor Latisha Nixon-Jones

Visiting Professor Nixon-Jones joins the LRW faculty after teaching at Southern University Law Center and Stetson University College of Law. She is an emerging voice in the developing field of Disaster Law and co-founded Southern University's disaster law clinic to help low-income individuals affected by disasters with civil legal issues. Professor Nixon-Jones is active in national legal writing organizations and currently serves on the Association of Legal Writing Directors' members committee and the Legal Writing Institute's diversity committee.​ 

By Barbi McLain, School of Law Legal Writing and Research Program