Join Kenneth Davis from LawCrossing as he interviews Associate Professor of Law Ruth Anne Robbins from Rutgers School of Law in New Jersey. Robbins has taught legal writing and research at Rutgers for the past 10 years and also occasionally runs a domestic violence clinic. She discusses her background as an attorney and her work as a professor. In addition to clerking for an appellate judge, Robbins practiced at both large and small law firms before transitioning to teaching.
Robbins talks about the importance of legal writing in an attorney’s career. She discusses the ABA’s requirement that law school students take legal research and writing courses. She also talks about the particular classes she teaches, highlighting a cutting-edge course based on a textbook by Michael Smith that focuses on the persuasive aspect of legal writing from a marketing standpoint. Robbins also offers important advice for law school students regarding legal writing, emphasizing the importance of taking as many legal writing classes as possible while in law school.