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About the Authors

Richard K. Neumann Jr.

E-mail address: richard.k.neumann@hofstra.edu

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Education
B.A., Pomona College
Dipl., University of Stockholm
J.D., American University
LL.M., Temple University

Background
At Hofstra, Professor Neumann has taught Contracts; Transactional Lawyering; International Business Transactions; Legal Writing; Civil Procedure; Legal Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation; Pretrial Litigation; Federal Courts; Trial Techniques; and clinical courses.

Professor Neumann is the author or coauthor of four textbooks:  Transaction Lawyering Skills; Essential Lawyering Skills (with Prof. Krieger); Legal Writing (with Prof, J. Lyn Entrikin of the Univ. of Arkansas and Sheila Simon, Lt. Governor of Illinois); and Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing (with Prof. Kristen Tiscione of Georgetown Univ.)  His articles have appeared in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, the Journal of Legal Education, the Clinical Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, and the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, among others.

He is an editorial advisor to Aspen Publishers, one of the largest publishers of law school textbooks. He has served on several committees of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar as well as a number of ABA site inspection teams. He has been chair of American Law Schools’ Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research; a member of the board of directors of the Legal Writing Institute, and a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. He is a frequent speaker at legal education conferences.

 

Ellie Margolis

E-mail address: ellie.margolis@temple.edu

Photo - Ellie Margolis Professor Margolis is a published expert on appellate brief writing and advocacy. Her scholarship, often labeled “ground-breaking,” is widely cited in legal writing textbooks, law review articles, and appellate briefs. Before joining the Temple faculty in 1996, Professor Margolis taught at Vermont Law School, where she was Assistant Director of the Legal Writing Program. She also had a prestigious Skadden Fellowship to practice public interest law at Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services, where she represented clients on matters involving receipt of public benefits and unemployment.

Education
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
B.A., Wesleyan University

 

Kathryn M. Stanchi

E-mail address: kathryn.stanchi@temple.edu

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Professor Stanchi has dedicated her academic career to teaching students how to be good lawyers. She teaches exclusively writing courses, including legal research and writing, law and feminism, appellate advocacy and a course of her own creation, advanced persuasive strategies. Her scholarship focuses on writing, litigation, persuasion and gender. She is a principal organizer of the United States Feminist Judgments Project, which has received national attention in the media.

Professor Stanchi is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and served many years on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Writing, a peer edited law journal. She was also the associate editor of Pennsylvania’s Rules of Evidence. In 2014, she was a Fulbright Specialist at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.

Before joining academia, Professor Stanchi was an associate in the litigation department of Debevoise & Plimpton, where she worked on a variety of commercial matters including patent, securities, and breach of contract cases, as well as a number of pro bono cases involving civil rights. She also clerked for Justice Stewart G. Pollock of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Education
J.D., Boston University School of Law
B.A., University of Pennsylvania