Lisa McElroy has published extensively in the field of legal pedagogy and she is an experienced teacher of legal writing. She previously was a professor of legal writing at Roger Williams University Law School and served as dean of skills training at Southern New England School of Law. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute Board of Directors and previously served on the board of the Assocation of Legal Writing Directors. A frequent commentator on Court TV (now part of CNN), Professor McElroy also appeared regularly for two years as the Satellite Sister, Esq. on the nationally syndicated Satellite Sisters radio program before the show went off the air in Fall 2008. Professor McElroy writes the Plain English column on SCOTUSblog and is the author of numerous books for children about Supreme Court justices and prominent elected officials. Her books have been featured and reviewed in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Legal Times and local newspapers. Her scholarly publications include "The Other Side of the Story: Using Graphic Organizers to Counter the Counter-Analysis Quandary," (with C. Coughlin) in University of Baltimore Law Review, "See One, Do One, Teach One: Dissecting the Use of Medical Education's Signature Pedagogy in the Law School Curriculum," (with C. Coughlin and S. Patrick) in Georgia State Law Review, “Sex on the Brain: Adolescent Psychosocial Science and Sanctions for Risky Sex," in New York University Review of Law and Social Change and “From Grimm to Glory: Simulated Oral Argument as a Component of Legal Education's Signature Pedagogy,” in the Indiana Law Journal. After earning her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, she practiced with the Boston law firms of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault and Gadsby & Hannah, LLP.
See One, Do One, Teach One: Dissecting the Use of Medical Education’s Signature Pedagogy in the Law School Curriculum (forthcoming 2010) (with Christine N. Coughlin and Sandy Patrick), Georgia State University Law Review (2010)
With the recent publication of the Best Practices in Legal Education, and the Carnegie Report...
Sex on the Brain: Adolescent Psychosocial Science and Sanctions for Risky Sex (forthcoming 2010), NYU Review of Law & Social Change (2010)
The Other Side of the Story: Using Graphic Organizers as Cognitive Learning Tools to Teach Students to Construct Effective Counter-Analysis (forthcoming 2010) (with Christine N. Coughlin), University of Baltimore Law Review (2010)
In law school, it is critical for students to look at issues from both sides,...