Rachel Croskery-Roberts

Professor of Lawyering Skills

Associate Dean for Lawyering Skills

Rachel Croskery-Roberts


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


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.

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  • Dec. 13, 2019: 
    Presenter, “Using Simulations and Live Client Interview to Teach the Professional Value of Cultural Competency and Professionalism,” Global Legal Skills Conference, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Phoenix, AZ 
  • Dec. 6, 2019:
    Presenter, “Beyond the Traditional Course: What Do New Lawyers Actually Need to Know and Are We Meeting Their Needs?,” Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, UCI Law, Irvine, CA
  • Sept. 28, 2018: 
    Speaker, “Teaching Professionalism from Day One,” Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, UCI Law, Irvine, CA
  • Aug. 8, 2015:
    Presenter, Fifth Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference
  • Dec. 5, 2014:
    Speaker, Innovations in Legal Writing workshop, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Sept. 17, 2011:
    Presenter, “Teaching Students How to Interview Clients and Investigate Facts,” 7th Biennial Central States Legal Writing Conference, Chicago