Rick Strong is an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Research at The
University of Akron School of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree from Youngstown
State University, his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he
was a member of Order of the Coif, and most recently completed a Master of Fine Arts in
Creative Writing from the NEOMFA. Prior to joining Akron Law in 2009, Professor Strong
was a trial attorney at Roetzel & Andress for 25 years where he served as practice
manager for the medical defense group and represented several of the largest hospitals in
Northeastern, Ohio. He has tried cases and handled appeals in state and federal courts
including arguments before the Supreme Court of Ohio and the United States Court of
Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Recently, he served as an Adjunct Professor at Akron Law
teaching Expert Evidence and Legal Writing. Professor Strong has given many presentations
for the legal and medical communities such as the Ohio Judicial Conference Annual
Meeting, Panel Member on Medical Cases, "Medical Claims and Physician Procedure:
Charting Issues," at the Grand Rounds, Robinson Memorial Hospital, and
"Defending Dental Implant Cases" in Chicago, Ill. Professor Strong is currently
a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Akron Bar
Association, the Legal Writing Institute, and the Portage Trail Group of the Sierra Club.

Legal Research and Writing


The Joy of Collaboration: Reflections on Teaching with Others (with Sarah Morath and Elizabeth A. Shaver), The Law Teacher (2013)

Three legal writing professors who have worked collaboratively for several years describe why their experience...



Motions In Motion: Teaching Advanced Legal Writing Through Collaboration (with Elizabeth Shaver and Sarah Morath), Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing (2013)

Legal education is at a crossroads. Practitioners, academics, and students agree that more experiential learning...