Oregon Law Welcomes Distinguished Legal Writing Guests in 2020-2021

Michael Higdon and Olympia Duhart

In the 2020-21 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.

September 24-25, 2020

Associate Dean Michael J. Higdon

Professor Michael Higdon is Associate Dean for Faculty Development at University of Tennessee College of Law. In addition to Legal Writing and Rhetoric, he teaches and writes in the areas of Constitutional Law; Sexuality, Gender and the Law; Wills & Trusts; and Family Law. His scholarship has appeared in leading journals for many years.  

During his virtual visit to Oregon Law, he will present a recent paper to the faculty, connect with students impacted by his scholarship, and meet with journal students about their first scholarly article.

April 19-20, 2021

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.

To RSVP for these events or to seek additional information, email bmclain@uoregon.edu.

By Barbi McLain, Legal Research and Writing Program Manager