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Suzanne H. Nathanson

Assistant Professor of Legal Skills

AB, Harvard University; JD, Case Western Reserve University

School of Law


LAWS 112

Legal Skills II - Law Spring 2019

LAWS 111

Legal Skills I - Law Fall 2018


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Suzanne Nathanson teaches in the Legal Skills program, which aims to teach students the tools of legal analysis, legal research, legal writing, and oral advocacy. She believes that clear and effective writing is essential to the successful practice of law, and her goal is to encourage each student to become an active self-editor. Prior to joining Quinnipiac University School of Law, she worked as a practicing lawyer in Ohio, New York, and Connecticut. She has been teaching Legal Skills since 1998. Her research is focused on legal issues appropriate for first-year writing assignments. Legal issues springing from difficulties in statutory interpretation are of special interest to her, and students shouldn’t be surprised to find that their research assignments sometimes involve the intersection of two or more subjects taught in first-year doctrinal courses. One of Professor Nathanson’s personal interests is classical music, particularly the repertoire for the cello, which she played in high school and college.