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Tulane's Legal Research and Writing instructors are full-time faculty members who typically gained several years of practical writing experience as judicial clerks or law practitioners before beginning their teaching careers.

Legal Research & Writing 

Name Contact Information

FacultyTina Boudreaux 

Professor of the Practice in Legal Writing

Email: tboudre@tulane.edu
Phone: 504.865.5967
Office: Weinmann Hall, Room 155-B

FacultyErin Ann Donelon 

Director of Legal Writing and Professor of the Practice

Email: edonelon@tulane.edu
Phone: 504.865.5921
Office: Weinmann Hall, Room: 155-C

Catherine A. HardyCatherine A. Hardee 

Forrester Fellow and Instructor in Legal Writing

Email: chardee1@tulane.edu
Phone: 504.865.5965
Office: Weinmann Hall, 155-A

FacultyMichael Sackey 

Professor of the Practice in Legal Writing

Email: msackey@tulane.edu
Phone: 504.862.3544
Office: Weinmann Hall, 155-E

The Legal Research & Writing Program 

Legal Research & Writing introduces first-year students to the fundamentals of legal analysis, writing, research, citation, and advocacy.  Over the course of two semesters, students learn to solve legal problems through a series of progressively more complex assignments.  Through these assignments, students begin to develop several important lawyering skills, including analyzing and synthesizing case law, interpreting statutes, finding and selecting appropriate authorities, distinguishing between material and immaterial facts, applying the law to fact scenarios in predictive and persuasive formats, and communicating their analyses effectively.

The Forrester Fellow Program  

Tulane Law School invites applications for one or more full-time Forrester Fellow positions in its first-year Legal Research & Writing program.  Fellows are appointed for one-year terms with the possibility of a single one-year renewal.  In extraordinary cases, a Fellow may be considered for a long-term contract.  Many Forrester Fellows have gone on to tenure-track positions at other law schools.

Legal Research & Writing instructors teach two small sections of approximately 25 to 30 students and are assisted by four third-year teaching assistants.  The content of the LRW program is coordinated by the Director of Legal Research & Writing.

Applicants must have a JD from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent academic credentials, a strong writing background, and at least two years of legal practice or other law-related experience.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Erin Donelon, Director, Legal Research & Writing, Tulane Law School, 6329 Freret Street, Room 155-C, New Orleans, LA  70118.

For media inquiries, contact:
Linda P. Campbell
Director of Communications
tel 504.865.5976

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