Janet K.G. Dickson

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills

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Biography

Professor Janet Dickson joined the faculty on a full-time basis in 2001. Since that time, Professor Dickson has presented at Legal Writing conferences regionally, nationally, and internationally. Her topics have consistently been student-focused, including topics such as teaching to students with ADD, effective student conferencing, and teaching to millennials. Professor Dickson has also presented to international audiences in Kenya, South Africa, and Turkey.

As the faculty advisor to the student organization, Global Brigades, Professor Dickson has accompanied groups of students to Costa Rica, Panama, and Honduras for week-long service trips. Additionally, Professor Dickson has served on the initial board of directors for APPEAL, an international organization developed to support the teaching of legal writing and the exchange of information among U.S. and African academics.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Dickson practiced in the areas of estate planning and probate law at a boutique law firm, where she worked with estates involving complicated tax issues.

Publications

Persuasion in Statutory Analysis, BAHÇEŞEHIR UNIVERSITY LAW FACULTY, Law Journal, Volume 7, Number 83-84 (2011).

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.A., University of California/Davis, 1982; Chancellor’s Outstanding Senior Student Award
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law, 1988
  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of Washington, 2000
  • Clerk to Judge Carolyn Dimmick, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Courses

  • Legal Writing