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Alyssa Dragnich

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Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520

Alyssa Dragnich joined the faculty in 2016, teaching Legal Method & Writing and Legal Advocacy.  She is an active member of both the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute. She has served on major committees of both organizations and frequently presents at legal writing conferences around the country.  Her recent scholarship focuses on educational theory and pedagogical techniques.

Professor Dragnich earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was also Articles Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law.  Following law school, Professor Dragnich joined the firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. Her practice focused primarily on the regulation of crude oil and petroleum products pipelines before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  


The Care and Feeding of Law Student Research Assistants, 25 Perspectives 101 (2017) (with Rachel H. Smith).

Have You Ever . . . ?  How State Bar Association Inquiries into Mental Health Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, 80 Brook. L. Rev. 677 (2015).

Teach Them to Fish: Giving Junior Attorneys Feedback on Their Writing, Wash. Law. 30 (Feb. 2015).

An Offer They Can’t Refuse: Teaching Persuasive Writing through a Settlement Offer Email Assignment, 23 Persp. 85 (2014) (with Rachel H. Smith).

Beyond the Water Cooler: Reflections on a Junior Faculty Development Program, L. Tchr. 14 (Fall 2014).

Mid-Semester Course Evaluations, AALS Sec. on Teaching Methods Newsl. (Spring 2014).

Teaching Ethics Through Client Email Communication Assignments, Second Draft 14 (Fall 2012).

Employ Informational Interviews to Grow Your Professional Network, Student Law. 10 (Feb. 2010).

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 524Legal Advocacy
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 735Teaching Assistant