Prof. Regina Ramsey James recently presented a paper, “Multitasking for Professional Development: Legal Writing, Constitutional Law, and Scholarship,” at law school conferences in Maryland and Florida.
Prof. James addressed the Capital Area Legal Writing Conference held at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the Southeastern Legal Writing Conference at the University of Miami School of Law.
Her talk explored how teaching both skills and doctrinal courses have helped improve her teaching and student learning. Improvements are achieved when incorporating more robust skills-based exercises in the doctrinal course by having students work hypos as part of their class preparation and by providing feedback and in-class discussion of their answers.
James is as associate professor of legal analysis and writing at the Southern University Law Center. She first joined the Law Center as the director of career counseling and development in September 2000. Her research and scholarship focus on education and constitutional law. Her recent article titled “How to Fulfill a Broken Promise: Revisiting and Reaffirming the Importance of Desegregated Equal Educational Access and Opportunity” appeared in 68 Arkansas Law Review 159 (2015).
She is also a frequent CLE seminar speaker on issues of professionalism and ethics.