Rachel Croskery-Roberts

Professor of Lawyering Skills

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Expertise:

Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research, Employment Law, Persuasion

Background:

Professor Croskery-Roberts comes to UCI Law after nine years at the University of Michigan Law School. At Michigan, Professor Croskery-Roberts most recently served as the associate director of the Legal Practice Program.

She has also worked as an associate in the Labor and Employment Department at Baker Botts in Dallas, and she clerked for the Honorable Janis Graham Jack of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.

She has presented on various topics at academic conferences in the United States and abroad. Her article on the theory and practice of using teaching assistants, co-authored with Professor Ted Becker, appeared in the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, and she is currently working on a book on employment discrimination for Aspen Publishers.

She is a past-Chair of both the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, and the Section on Teaching Methods. She is a member of the editorial board for the peer-edited Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association.

She earned her B.A. at the University of Oklahoma, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received her J.D. from the University of Michigan, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, graduating in the top 5% of her class. While in law school, she served on the Michigan Journal of International Law and the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law.
Current Courses:

Employment Discrimination Law, Lawyering Skills II

Prior Courses

Employment Discrimination Law, Legal Practice I and II, Legal Practice Skills, Senior Judge Seminar I and II, Legal Persuasion: Techniques of Great American Lawyers and Activists, Defending Evil, Lawyering Skills I and II, Advance Legal Writing: Business Drafting

Recent and Upcoming Events

  • Sept. 17, 2011: 7th Biennial Central States Legal Writing Conference, Chicago, presenting "Teaching Students how to Interview Clients and Investigate Facts"