Corie Rosen Felder

This individual is no longer with Colorado Law.

Legal Writing Professor

University of Colorado Law School
Wolf Law Building Room 450
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0402
Office: 450
Phone: (303) 492-2781

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   University of California, Los Angeles, College of Law   2006  
B.A.   University of California, Berkeley   2003   (with distinction in general scholarship )
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.


Spring 2016 Legal Writing II LAWS 5223-806
Fall 2015 Legal Writing I LAWS 5226-803
Spring 2015 Legal Writing II LAWS 5223-806
Spring 2015 Transactional Drafting LAWS 7051-002
Fall 2014 Legal Writing I LAWS 5226-806
Spring 2014 Legal Writing II LAWS 5223-806
Spring 2014 Transactional Drafting LAWS 7051-002
Fall 2013 Legal Writing I LAWS 5226-806
Spring 2013 Legal Writing II LAWS 5223-805