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About the Authors

Amy E. Sloan

E-mail address: asloan@ubalt.edu

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Education
B.A., University of Texas
J.D., with highest honors, George Washington University


Background
Sloan joined the University of Baltimore School of Law faculty in 2001. From 2001 until 2010, she led the Legal Skills Program jointly with Eric B. Easton. From 2013 until 2017, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Prior to joining the University of Baltimore faculty, she taught at The George Washington University Law School, where she directed the Legal Research and Writing Program, and at the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law. She served as an associate of the George Washington Law Review and as a law clerk to the Hon. William M. Nickerson and the Hon. Edward S. Northrop at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Sloan's scholarly interests include legal research and writing, classical and contemporary rhetoric, and appellate practice. She is active in the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is a member of the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars.

 

Steven D. Schwinn

E-mail address: 7schwinn@jmls.edu

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Education
BA, Michigan State University 
JD, American University Washington College of Law

Background
Steven Schwinn is an assistant editor at the John Marshall Law School.  He came to John Marshall from the University of  Maryland School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 2001. In 2005, he received the Clinical Legal Education Association Award for Excellence for his work as a faculty co-supervisor on a post-conviction case involving a petitionerís claim of innocence, and has been recognized for his pro bono work. Previously, he taught at George Washington University Law School for two years. Professor Schwinn also was assistant general counsel for the Peace Corps from 1996 to 1999. In law school, he was a member of the editorial board of the American University Journal of Gender & Law. He has written and lectured on a variety of legal topics. Professor Schwinnís specialty areas include constitutional law, negotiation, client interviewing, appellate advocacy, legal analysis, and writing.

 

John D. Edwards

E-mail address: john.edwards@drake.edu

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Education
B.A., Southeast Missouri State University
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Library and Informational Science
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Background
John D. Edwards (J.D., M.A.L.S.) is Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology and Professor of Law at Drake University Law School. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, his M.A.L.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his B.A. from Southeast Missouri State University. At Drake he has directed the Legal Research program since 1985 and served as Executive Director of Legal Research and Writing for more than two decades. He is a coauthor of Iowa Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press) and the editor of the Iowa Legal Research Guide (William S. Hein & Co.).  He and coauthors published CALI exercises for Iowa Legal Research: Primary Sources and Iowa Legal Research: Secondary Sources.