Legal Writing Faculty Publications

Selected Publications

Lorraine K. Bannai, Gordon Hirabayashi:  "What the College Student, Client, and Professor Taught Us about Seeking Justice," Washington State Bar Association's Bar News (March 2012).

Deirdre M. Bowen, "American Skin:  Dispensing with Colorblindness and Critical Mass," 72 U. Pittsburgh L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2012).

Deirdre M. Bowen, "Visibly Invisible," Chapter in Presumed Incompetent.  (Ed. by Angela Harris and Carmen Gonzales (University of Utah Press forthcoming 2012).

Deirdre M. Bowen, "Going Beyond the Casebook in the Family Law Classroom," Chapter in Vulnerable Populations and Transformative Law Teaching:  A Critical Reader. (Ed. by Raquel Aldana, Steven Bender, Olympia Duhart, Michele Benedetto Neitz, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Hari Osofsky, and Hazel Weizer (Carolina Academic Press 2012).

Deirdre M. Bowen, "Meeting Across the River:  Why Affirmative Action Needs Both Class and Race - A Response to Richard Sander," 88 Den. L. Rev. 751 (2011).

Mary N. Bowman, "Full Disclosure:  Cognitive Science, Informers, and Search Warrant Scrutiny," (forthcoming Akron Law Review, Winter 2013, available at

Mary N. Bowman, "Engaging First-Year Law Students Through Pro Bono Collaborations, 62 J. Legal Educ. 586 (May 2013).

Mary N. Bowman,  "Truth or Consequences:  Self-Incriminating Statements and Informant Veracity," 40 N. Mex. L. Rev. 225 (2010).

Janet Dickson, "Persuasion in Statutory Analysis," BAHCHESEHIR UNIVERSITY LAW FACULTY, Law Journal, Volune 7, Number 83-84 (2011).

Anne M. Enquist and Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing:  Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for Legal Writers, Fourth Edition (Wolters Kluwer 2014)

Anne M. Enquist et al., "From Both Sides Now:  The Job Talk's Role in Matching Candidates and Law Schools," 42 Toledo L. Rev. 619 (2011).

Connie Krontz, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills, has co-authored an on-line companion chapter to the Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Tracy McGaugh Norton & Christine Hurt (2013)).  The chapter focuses on constructing citations using the Washington Style Sheet.  The Interactive Citation Workbook is designed to teach students proper Bluebook citation by having the students read text in the Workbook and then complete self-directed, on-line exercises to check their knowledge of the rules.    While the Workbook is designed to teach students correct Bluebook citation form, many jurisdictions, including Washington, have local citation rules that modify the Bluebook rules.  Therefore, the authors of the Workbook have created an on-line companion to the Workbook to teach students correct citation using applicable local rules.   The chapter co-authored by Connie Krontz is designed to teach students to construct correct citations using Washington citation rules.

Laurel Currie Oates and Anne M. Enquist, The Legal Writing Handbook, Sixth Edition (Wolters Kluwer 2014)

Laurel Currie Oates and Anne M. Enquist, Just Memos, Fourth Edition (Wolters Kluwer 2014)

Laurel Currie Oates and Anne M. Enquist, Just Research, Fourth Edition (Wolters Kluwer 2014)

Laurel Currie Oates and Anne M. Enquist, Just Research, Fourth Edition (with electronic supplement) (Wolters Kluwer 2013).

Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist, The Legal Writing Handbook, Fifth Edition (Aspen 2010).

Laurel Oates and Anne M. Enquist, Just Writing, Fourth Edition (Wolters Kluwer, January 2013).

Laurel Currie Oates and Anne M. Enquist, Connie Krontz, Just Briefs, Third Edition (Aspen January 2013).

Laurel Currie Oates and Anne M. Enquist, Just Memos, Third Edition (Aspen 2011).

Sara Rankin, Lisa Brodoff, and Mary Bowman, "We Have a Dream:  Integrating Skills Courses and Public Interest Work in the First Year of Law School (andy Beyond) (forthcoming in Chapman Law Review, available at

Sara Rankin, "The Fully Formed Lawyer:  Why Law Schools Should Require Public Service to Better Prepare Students for Private Practice," May 2, 2013.  Chapman Law Review, Forthcoming.  Available at SSRN:

Sara Rankin, "Tired of Talking:  A Call for Clear Strategies for Legal Educaiton Reform - Moving Beyond the Discussion of Good Ideas fto the Real Transformation of Law Schools," 10 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 11 (2011).

J. Christopher Rideout, "Tom Holdych:  A Tribute," in "In Memory of Professor Thomas J. Holdych," 35 Seattle U. L. Rev. XV (2012).

J. Christopher Rideout, "Penumbral Thinking Revisited: Metaphor in Legal Argumentation," 7 Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors 155 (2010).

J. Christopher Rideout, "Discipline-Building and Disciplinary Values: Thoughts on Legal Writing at Year Twenty-Five of the Legal Writing Institute," 16 Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 477 (2010).

J. Christopher Rideout, "Legal Writing: The View from Within" (with Jill J. Ramsfield), 61 Mercer Law Review 705 (2010).

J. Christopher Rideout, "Luncheon Speech (transcribed)," 61 Mercer Law Review 857 (2010).

Denis Stearns, "Discoverying Brevity (in Discovery)," KCBA Bar Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 6, p. 1 (February 2012).

Denis Stearns, "Deadly Cantaloupes:  A View from the Ivory Tower," Food Safety News (October 31, 2011).

Denis Stearns, "Of Recycled Buns, Food Safety in China, and the Jabberwocky of Political Debate," Food Safety News (May 11, 2011).

Denis Stearns, Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2010, Seattle University School of Law Research Paper No. 11-06