University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Amy Vorenberg - Biography

Professor of Law
Director of JD Legal Writing

amy.vorenberg@law.unh.edu
(603) 513-5224
Biography in brief >>

Education

BA, Hamilton College

JD, Northeastern University

Committees

ABA Steering

Conduct Code Officer

Faculty Committee Moderator

Moot Court Board Advisor

Courses

BMI/Cardozo, Copyright/Entertainment Competition

Evans V. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

Giles Sutherland Rich, Patent Law Competition

IP Law Meet

Legal Analysis and Writing I

Legal Analysis and Writing II

Moot Court Board Advisory

Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition

Ruby R. Vale Corporate Moot Court Competition

Saul Lefkowitz Trademarks Competition

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarship

Professor Vorenberg worked for six years as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City. After moving to New Hampshire, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General for three years before coming to UNH Law where she worked jointly with the New Hampshire Public Defender Program to start the Criminal Practice Clinic.

She left the Clinic in 1997, and the next year began teaching in the Legal Skills Program. In 2011, she was appointed to direct the Legal Writing Program.

“The University of New Hampshire School of Law is a great place to teach. The students have truly diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our small classes allow us to get to know our students well, which makes for a warm and supportive atmosphere."

Books

Preparing for Practice: Legal Analysis and Writing in Law School’s First Year – Volume 2  Wolters Kluwer (Forthcoming July 2015)

Preparing for Practice: Legal Analysis and Writing in Law School’s First Year Wolters Kluwer (August 2014)

Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Legal Analysis and Writing Wolters Kluwer (2011)

Publications

Indecent Exposure: Do Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones Violate the Fourth Amendment? Berkeley J. Crim. L. 17 Berkeley J. Crim. L. 62 (Spring 2012)

The Moral of the Story: The Power of Narrative to Inspire and Sustain Scholarship, 8 J. ALWD 258 (2011)

A Miscarriage of Juvenile Justice; A Modern Day Parable of the Unintended Results of Bad Law Making? 12 Mich. Child. Welfare L. J. 17 (Winter 2009) (invited submission)

Practice Writing: Do Writing Programs Really Teach Practical Skills? 2 Phoenix L. J. 1 (Fall 2009)

Fixing Legal Writing Problems can be Easier (and Quicker) than you Think, New Hampshire Bar News (September 9, 2005.)

Conferences Hosted

June 2014, Bringing Outside In: Social Justice Collaborations in the Legal Writing Curriculum, Philadelphia, PA

December, 20122, Creating Practice-Ready Assignments and Exercises, UNH Law School - New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers

Selected Presentations

(Upcoming) Going from Neutral to High Gear: How Brown v. Board of Ed. Can Help Our Students Learn Persuasive Writing, New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Conference (October 2014)

(Upcoming) Podia and Pens: Dismantling the Two-Track System, January 2015, AALS Annual Meeting

Shame on Me: Acknowledging the Deeper Issues Faced by Novice Legal Writers, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference (June 2014)

Reflections on the “Yale Letter” and Moving Forward Together, June 2013, Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference, Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, WI.

Legal Research and Writing for Justice: Starting a first-year legal writing -- non-profit collaboration, October 2012, Society of American Law Teachers Annual Teaching Conference, Baltimore, MD.

“Wind Sprints”: A Short Exercise that Improves Oral Advocacy Skills in the First Semester, May 2012, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Desert Springs, CA

Campus Sexual Assault: Breaking through Barriers to Reporting and Prosecuting, Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence: Innovations in Practice & Research Conference, November 2011, Portsmouth, NH

Legal Writing Institute Annual Conference 2008 handout