UCI Law’s Rachel Croskery-Roberts Selected as President-Elect for Association of Legal Writing Directors


Prof. Rachel Croskery-Roberts

IRVINE, Calif. (April 11, 2022) — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is delighted to announce that Rachel Croskery-Roberts, Professor and Associate Dean for Lawyering Skills, has been chosen as President-Elect for the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) starting August 2022. ALWD is one of the preeminent national professional associations for lawyering skills and legal writing professors. 

Prof. Croskery-Roberts is an expert in legal analysis, writing and research, employment law and persuasion. She gives presentations on various topics at academic conferences in the United States and abroad. Prof. Croskery-Roberts is a past Chair of both the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, and the Section on Teaching Methods. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Writing Institute and a past editorial board member for the peer-edited Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. She is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association.

Professor Croskery-Roberts is a co-author of the coursebook, Employment Discrimination Law: From Theory to Practice (with Margaret Curtiss Hannon). She also recently published an article in the UC Irvine Law Review focused on critical issues related to skills pedagogy in the Lawyering Skills curriculum. See Ten Years In: A Critical View of the Past, Present, and Future of Skills Education at UC Irvine Law School, 10 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 469 (2020). Along with UCI Law Prof. Queena Mewers, she has written a chapter on helping students succeed in synchronous and asynchronous online learning environments in the forthcoming book, Law Teaching Strategies for a New Era: Beyond the Physical Classroom (2021 with Carolina Academic Press). Additionally, Professor Croskery-Roberts with Professor Ezra Ross wrote Creating and Administering an Interviewing Project for 1Ls: Benefits, Challenges, and Lessons Learned from COVID-19, 29 PERSPS. 9 (2021), and she is a co-author of the forthcoming chapter, Demystifying the Lawyering Skills Classroom for First Generation Law Students: Classroom Strategies (in Fostering First Gen Success and Inclusion: A Guide for Law Schools) (forthcoming 2022 with Carolina Academic Press). 

UCI Law focuses on real-life learning from the moment students begin their first year. UCI Law consistently ranks at the top for reputation among law professors nationwide and has emerged as a preeminent law school for clinical, practical and real-world experiential training. UCI Law is ranked No. 5 nationally (No. 2 among public universities) for Clinical Training and No. 10 nationally (No. 4 among public universities) for Legal Writing by U.S. News & World Report, and preLaw Magazine ranks UCI Law No. 4 for Practical Training.

Media Contact:

Colleen Taricani
Assistant Dean for Communications