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Professor Amy Vorenberg Named Director of Legal Writing Program

Professor Amy Vorenberg has been named the director of UNH Law’s legal writing program.

Vorenberg, who has more than 12 years of experience teaching legal writing, also brings to her position a wealth of experience as a trial lawyer and clinical educator. After six years as an assistant district attorney in New York City, she joined the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office, where she prosecuted white collar crime and criminal appeals. In 1993, she joined the faculty at UNH Law, where she made her mark by founding the school’s Criminal Practice Clinic. She has published and spoken extensively on both criminal law and legal writing.

“Amy brings a tremendous amount of experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge to the program, and I'm confident that she'll continue to advance its national reputation of excellence,” said Dean John Broderick. 

Vorenberg is already working to create a sustainable, and vibrant, program. She announced today that UNH Law will host the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers in December. She recently hired Jennifer Davis, an experienced legal writing professor, as the new assistant director of legal writing, and she expects to hire another full-time faculty member for the program.

UNH Law’s legal writing program is a strong component of the school’s national reputation for producing practice-ready lawyers, Vorenberg said. “UNH Law students learn early in their legal education that good lawyering requires being able to both understand the law’s complexity and communicate it, simply and clearly.”