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Sherri Lee Keene

Law School Assistant Professor and
Director, Legal Writing Program

Phone: (410) 706-7371
Fax: (410) 706-2184
E-mail:
skeene @ law.umaryland.edu

Office: 463

BA, Spelman College
JD, New York University

Curriculum Vitae


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Law School Assistant Professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program Sherri Lee Keene was most recently a staff attorney at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland. In that position, Ms. Keene litigated appeals and motions, and researched novel issues of criminal law. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University School of Law. Ms. Keene previously clerked for Judge James T. Giles of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and worked as a civil trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a graduate of Spelman College and New York University School of Law.

Articles

Are We There Yet? Aligning the Expectations and Realities of Gaining Competency in Legal Writing, 53 Duquesne Law Review 99 (2015).

Victim or Thug? Examining the Relevance of Stories in Cases Involving Shootings of Unarmed Black Males , 58 Howard Law Journal (forthcoming 2015). [Full Text]

One Small Step for Legal Writing, One Giant Leap for Legal Education: Making the Case for More Writing Opportunities in the 'Practice-Ready' Law School Curriculum, 65 Mercer Law Review 467 (2014). [Full Text]

It Was the Best of Practice, It Was the Worst of Practice: Moving Successfully from the Courtroom to the Classroom, 48 Duquesne Law Review 533 (2010). [Full Text]

Recent News featuring Sherri Lee Keene

August 26, 2015

Sherri Lee Keene of the School of Law authored the article "Keene on Shootings of Unarmed Black Males" on lawprofessors.typepad.com

August 24, 2015

Sherri Lee Keene of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Unarmed Black Males, Police Shootings, and Courtroom Narratives" on lawlit.blogspot.com



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