Oregon Law Announces Distinguished Legal Writing Guests in 2021-2022

In the 2021-22 academic year, Oregon Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program welcomes colleagues from across the country who bring diverse backgrounds and approaches to teaching, legal scholarship, and the practice of law to the Oregon Law community. Below are details of our two legal writing guests, with Professor Nantiya Ruan visiting in January 2022, and Professor Olympia Duhart, visiting in April 2022.

January 2022

Professor Nantiya Ruan

Nantiya Ruan is a Professor of the Practice of Law at University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She teaches and writes in the areas of lawyering process, workplace law, poverty, and homelessness. Professor Ruan received the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ inaugural Diversity Award this year for her impactful scholarship.

Professor Ruan is Oregon Law’s 2021-22 Galen Distinguished Guest in Legal Writing.  During her virtual visit to Oregon Law in January, Professor Ruan will present a paper to the faculty and meet with faculty, students, and administrators whose work intersects with her scholarship.

April 2022

Professor Olympia Duhart

Olympia Duhart’s two-day visit to Oregon Law is supported by a Visiting Scholar grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors. 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.

Professor Duhart is Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Development as well as Director of Legal Research and Writing at Nova Southeastern College of Law. Her scholarship ranges from government accountability for marginalized groups to pedagogy and assessment.