Karin Mika

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Legal Writing Professor

Office: LB 043

p. 216-687-5278




B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College
J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law


Professor Mika has been associated with the Cleveland-Marshall Legal Writing Program since 1988. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College and is a research consultant for
various firms and businesses in the Cleveland area. Professor Mika travels presents nationally on topics related to integrating technology and multimedia into classroom teaching, and has judged at numerous moot court competitions. She 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, Employment Law, Learning Theories, and Health Care.

Professor Mika is also active in both the Legal Writing Institute (LWI)and Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). She is currently the Archivist for the Legal Writing Institute, the co-chair of the website (content) committee of the ALWD, and a member of the website (content) committee for the LWI. She is also responsible for maintaining the history page for the Legal Writing Institute web page. Recently, Professor Mika was named National Publicity Director for the William C. Burton Awards, a yearly event that honors excellence in Legal Writing.


teaching Areas:

Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy Program



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