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Linda H. Edwards

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B.A., Florida State University, 1970
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1976

Professor Edwards joined the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in July 2009 after serving as Visiting Professor of Law in 2008-2009. Before joining the academy, Professor Edwards practiced law for eleven years. She then began her teaching career at the New York University School of Law, where she served as the Coordinator of the NYU Lawyering Program. In 1990, Professor Edwards joined the faculty at the Mercer University School of Law, where she was the Macon Professor of Law. During her 19 years at Mercer, Professor Edwards directed the legal writing program and taught in the areas of property, employment discrimination, advanced legal writing, professional responsibility, and legal reasoning.

Professor Edwards is a national leader in the field of legal writing, having been awarded the 2009 Thomas Blackwell Award for her lifetime achievements in and contributions to the field. She has published a number of articles and three books in the areas of legal writing and property, and she has served in a variety of capacities at the ABA and the American Association of Law Schools. Professor Edwards is a frequent speaker at national conferences, and she serves as a faculty member for the Persuasion Institute's Advanced Training Program in Narrative Construction, which is sponsored by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. 

Selected Books:

  • Briefs That Changed the World: Advanced Strategies in Legal Argument (forthcoming Aspen Publishers, 2010).
  • Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization, 5th. ed., ( Aspen Publishers, 2010).
  • Estates In Land And Future Interests: A Step-By-Step Guide, 3d. ed., (Aspen Publishers, 2009).
  • Legal Writing and Analysis, 2d. ed., (Aspen Publishers, 2007).

Selected Articles

  • Once Upon a Time in the Law: Myth, Metaphor and Authority, (in submission).Rhetoric, Audience, and the Provocative Voice, 16 J. Leg. Writing___(2010).
  • Joining the Writing Life, 61 Mercer L. Rev. __ (2010).
  • Scholarship By Legal Writing Professors: New Voices In the Legal Academy , 11 J. Leg. Writing 3 (2006) Lexis Westlaw
  • Tribute to Adam Milani,, 3 J. A.L.W.D. 1 (2006).
  • The Process and the Product: A Bibliography of Scholarship About Legal Scholarship, 49 Mercer L. Rev. 741 (1998).
  • The Convergence of Analogical and Dialectic Imaginations in Legal Discourse, 20 Legal Stud. F. 7 (1996) (lead article).
  • Honoring the Law in Communities of Force: Wildman and Terrell's Teleology of Practice, 41 Emory L.J. 489 (1992) (with Jack Sammons).
  • Civil Rights In Employment: The New Generation, 67 Den. U.L. Rev. 1 (1990) (lead article).
  • Watson v. Ft. Worth Bank and Trust: The Changing Face of Disparate Impact. 66 Den. U.L. Rev. 179 (1989).
  • Atonio v. Wards Cove Packing Co., Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, (Feb. 9, 1989).