Legal Writing Faculty
Amy Griffin

Student Legal Writing Engagement Coordinator

University of Colorado Boulder
432 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 432
Phone: (303) 735-0525
E-mail: Amy.Griffin@Colorado.EDU

Educational Background:
J.D.   Berkeley Law, University of California   1993  
B.A.   Boston College   1990   summa cum laude
Bio:

Professor Griffin joined the Colorado Law faculty in 2012 as the law school's first Legal Writing Engagement Coordinator, an innovative position designed to provide more legal writing support for Colorado Law's students.  In addition to teaching an advanced legal writing course, Professor Griffin works individually with students to continue the development of their legal writing skills, including work on law journal notes, seminar papers, externship assignments, and writing assignments in both doctrinal classes and clinics.  Professor Griffin also provides academic support for students.  She oversees the law school's teaching fellows program, created a new Legal Analysis course for first-year students, and developed a series of academic success workshops for students in their first semester of law school.  In two successive years Colorado Law students chose Professor Griffin as the recipient of the Outstanding New Faculty Award (2013-14 and 2014-15).

Prior to joining Colorado Law, Professor Griffin taught Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy to first-year students at Notre Dame Law School, where in 2009 the Notre Dame Black Law Students Association named her Faculty Member of the Year.  Professor Griffin practiced law in Denver as an associate attorney in the commercial litigation department of Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti, P.C. before beginning her teaching career.



Courses:

Spring 2015 Legal Analysis LAWS 5064-800
Fall 2014 Civil Procedure LAWS 5303-803
Fall 2014 Advanced Legal Research and Writing for Practice LAWS 6896-001