J. Christopher Rideout
Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program
While a graduate student at the University of Washington, Professor Rideout taught writing. He then joined the English department at the University of Puget Sound. From 1981-84 he co-directed a regional writing project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He joined the faculty in 1981 and serves as the Associate Director of the Legal Writing program. Co-founder of the Legal Writing Institute, he chaired its board of directors for several years. Professor Rideout has been editor-in-chief of the journal Legal Writing and serves on its editorial board.
Effective Writing for Lawyers (University of Puget Sound School of Law 1982-84) (coursebook for continuing legal education).
A Handbook for Contemporary Rhetoric for the Writing Class (University of Puget Sound 1979).
Scholarship in Legal Writing, in The Politics of Legal Writing: Proceedings of a Conference for Legal Research and Writing Program Directors (1996).
Creatures From the Black Lagoon—They're Nice: What Writing Specialists Can Offer Legal Writing Programs, 13 Second Draft 16 (1999).
Legal Writing: A Revised View, 69 Wash. L. Rev. 35 (1994) (with Jill J. Ramsfield).
So What's in a Name? A Rhetorical Reading of Washington's Sexually Violent Predators Act, 15 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 781 (1992).
Research and Writing About Legal Writing: A Foreword From the Editor, 1 Legal Writing v (1991).
Tribute to Andrew Walkover, 12 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. xiii (1988).
Elements of Argument and Current Issues and Enduring Questions: Methods and Models of Argument from Plato to the Present, 8 J. Advanced Composition 189 (1988) (book reviews).
The Language of Inclusion: Writing at the Center, Washington Center News (1987).
Prelude: A Workshop for College Freshmen in Writing and Critical Thinking, Wash. English J. 22 (1986) (with Bauska, Neff, and Ostrom).
Evaluating College Writing Problems, Wash. English J. 28 (1984) (book review).
Applying the Writing-across-the-curriculum Model to Professional Writing, 3 Current Issues in Higher Educ. 27 (1983-84).
A Contagious Peculiarity: Writing at a Law School, Wash. English J. 2 (1982).
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- B.A., University of Puget Sound, 1972
- M.A., University of Washington, 1977
- Ph.D., University of Washington, 1982
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