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About the Legal Writing Faculty

Carolyn Broering-Jacobs
Director of Legal Writing
Legal Writing Professor of Law

J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law
B.A., University of Notre Dame

Professor Broering-Jacobs taught in the law schools legal writing program from 2000 until 2005. She rejoined our faculty in the 2008-09 academic year as our new Director of Legal Writing. An outstanding student, she was executive editor of the Ohio State Law Journal, a member of Order of the Coif and the recipient of awards for torts, labor law and trial practice; she graduated fourth in her class at OSU. After graduation she clerked for two years for the Honorable Sam H. Bell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Before she began teaching, Professor Broering-Jacobs was a litigation associate in the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler.

Professor Broering-Jacobs is a frequent guest lecturer on legal writing strategy, changes in reporting opinions and Ohio research and citation. She is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Professor Broering-Jacobs continues to teach in the legal writing program.

Kelly Curtis
Legal Writing Professor of Law
B.A., St. Mary's College
J.D., The Ohio State University

Professor Curtis joins the Cleveland-Marshall legal writing faculty from the office of the Ohio Public Defender in Columbus, where she was an Assistant Public Defender, litigating criminal appeals.  She had previously been an associate in the Columbus office of Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn, where she was a member of the firm’s defense team.  She is the author of several articles in bar journals and employment law publications.  While a student, she was the Executive Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. 

Brian A. Glassman
Legal Writing Professor of Law
B.A., Connecticut College
J.D., Boston University School of Law

Professor Glassman, a full-time teacher in the Legal Writing Department since 1993, also serves as the Law School's Art Liaison and as a member of its Art Committee. In the five years prior to joining the faculty, he operated a business providing legal research and writing services to other attorneys. From 1981-87, Prof. Glassman worked as a neighborhood staff attorney in the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's Civil Division. He has served as a summer clerk with the office of the Arizona Attorney General, and as a research assistant with the National Consumer Law Center. Prof. Glassman has presented at national legal writing conferences, and has authored materials appearing in The Journal of Legal Education, Clearinghouse Review, and Ohio Jurisprudence 3d. Teaching Areas: Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy; Transactional Drafting; Law and the Arts; Copyright, Patent and Trademark.

Sandra J. Kerber
Legal Writing Professor of Law
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College
J.D., Cleveland State University

Prior to teaching Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy at Cleveland-Marshall full-time, Professor Kerber taught part-time in the Division of Special Studies of Cleveland State University and at Cleveland-Marshall in conjunction with the law school's Legal Career Opportunity Program. She has also practiced law with a concentration in the areas of employment law, probate practice, domestic relations and personal injury. Prof. Kerber frequently lectures on topics and skills related to legal writing and research and is active in bar and community organizations. She also serves on several community committees. Prof. Kerber serves as the Legal Writing Advisor to the Cleveland State Law Review. She has authored legal writing materials used in teaching legal writing. Teaching Areas: Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy; Advanced Legal Writing.

Claire C. Robinson May
Legal Writing Professor of Law
A.B. Harvard University
J.D. Case Western Reserve University
School of Law

Prior to joining Cleveland-Marshall in 2001, Professor May was in private practice with law firms in Cleveland and Washington, D.C. Prof. May's practice focused on business litigation, including complex commercial matters. As a law student, she served as an extern for Judge Ann C. Williams of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, worked in the Law Reform Unit of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and was a member of the Case Western Reserve Law Review. Teaching Areas: Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy.

Karin Mika
Legal Writing Professor of Law
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace
J.D., Cleveland State University

Professor Mika has been associated with the first-year legal writing program since 1988. She is also Adjunct Professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College and works as a legal research consultant for various firms and businesses in the Cleveland area. Prof. Mika works with the law school's moot court program, has lectured on essay writing technique for several bar review courses, and has written bar exam essay questions for both the California and Minnesota bar examiners. Prof. Mika's areas of scholarly research are varied and she has published in the areas of Native American Law, Internet Law, and Health Care. Administrative and Teaching Responsibilities: Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy Program.

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