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About Grace M. Giesel

Professor Giesel, the Bernard Flexner Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor, teaches Contract Law, Professional Responsibility and Contract Drafting. In all of her classes Professor Giesel strives to provide an environment for her students to learn doctrine and skills in a rigorous but comfortable setting. Professor Giesel's scholarly interests include contract and professional responsibility issues with particular focus on the nature of the relationship of attorney and client, in-house and corporate representation in general, the attorney-client privilege, contracts and public policy, and areas in which professional responsibility and contract law intersect.

Professor Giesel has authored numerous articles on issues of professional responsibility and also on contract law matters. Most recently, Professor Giesel has authored Alternative Litigation Finance and the Attorney-Client Privilege, 92 Denver U. L. Rev. 95 (2014); The Attorney-Client Relationship and the Age of Technology, 32 Miss. C. L. Rev. 319 (2013); Alternative Litigation Finance and the Work-Product Doctrine, 47 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1083 (2012); End the Experiment: The Attorney-Client Privilege Should Not Protect Communications in the Allied Lawyer Setting, 95 Marquette L. Rev. 475(2011-2012); and Upjohn Warnings, the Attorney-Client Privilege, and Principles of Lawyer Ethics: Achieving Harmony, 65 U. of Miami L. Rev. 109 (2010).

Professor Giesel is the past Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Committee. She is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education programs on professional responsibility issues. Professor Giesel joined the Brandeis faculty after clerking for the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practicing law for several years. A graduate of Yale University, Professor Giesel received her J.D. degree, with distinction, from Emory University School of Law.


1988 - Present Bernard Flexner Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

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Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292


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