Legal Writing Professor
University of Colorado Law School
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO 80309-0402
Phone: (303) 492-2781
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Before joining the University of Colorado Law School in 2013, Corie Rosen Felder taught at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, where she was Professor of Academic Theory, Lecturer in Law, and Director of the Academic Support Program. At ASU, she taught courses in legal analysis and legal reasoning, as well as undergraduate courses that focused on legal method, law and popular culture, and philosophy of laws. She has taught overseas, as part of the Universite Paris, Descartes faculty exchange program and has also taught for CLEO, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity. Her research interests include learning theory, cognitive psychology, positive psychology, happiness and the legal academy, the history of American legal education, comparative legal education, law and literature, and media law.
Professor Felder completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was honored with the H. Hill Award for excellence in English literature. She studied law at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a Teaching Fellow in both Constitutional Law and Contracts and was also one of the first graduates of that school's nationally recognized Entertainment Law and Media Policy Program. Before choosing a career in teaching, she spent time at Fox Cable Sports and at the Yari film group, where she worked on the Academy Award-winning film, Crash.
Her fiction, journalism, and scholarship have appeared in a variety of publications. Her work has been anthologized, integrated into classroom curriculum, and has also been featured on public radio. In 2011, the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning recognized her article, "Creating the Optimistic Classroom," as one of the year's best pieces on legal pedagogy.
Her recent scholarship has focused on the psychological effect of different kinds feedback on law students' writing and performance. She has spoken on this and related issues at both regional and national conferences, including at the Association of American Law Schools annual conferences in San Francisco and New Orleans and at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health's biannual congress in Berlin, Germany. She serves on the executive boards of the AALS sections on Teaching Methods, Academic Support, and Balance in Legal Education and holds a candidate status black belt in Moo Yea Do, a Korean martial art.