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Susan R. Dailey

Professor of Law Emerita

BA, MA, PhD, Catholic University of America


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Susan R. Dailey is the director of the Legal Skills program and writing specialist. She also teaches a seminar in Law and the Humanities. Her research interests include legal writing pedagogy, faculty development, and law and literature. Her most recent publications are “Aiding and Abetting: WAC Support for Legal Writers” and “Linking Technology to Pedagogy in an Online Writing Center.” Before joining the School of Law faculty in 1988, she taught writing and literature in several university English departments. A long-time member of the Film Society at Lincoln Center, she attends the New York Film Festival every year. She also enjoys hiking, swimming, and reading.


Feel free to browse around on my Legal Writing Center website. It contains information on all aspects of the writing process and links to other resources of interest to legal writers.

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Significant Administrative Duties

Director, Legal Skills Program 7/2008-present; Acting Director, Legal Skills Program 11/1997-5/1999; On-site Director, Trinity College Summer Program 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005;