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Professor Emily Grant joined the faculty at Washburn University School of Law in 2011, where she teaches courses in legal writing and estates and trusts. Prior to coming to Washburn, she taught legal writing courses at her alma mater, the University of Illinois College of Law, where as a student she served as articles editor for the University of Illinois Law Review. Professor Grant then joined the University of Kansas School of Law faculty as a part-time lecturer in the Lawyering Program; she was later named as a full-time lawyering professor while also working with students as part of the Academic Resources Program.

Before transitioning to a teaching career, Professor Grant was senior court counsel for the Palau Supreme Court, which serves the small island nation located in the Pacific Ocean. She also clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Professor Grant can be contacted at emily.grant@washburn.edu.

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Professor Sandra Simpson joined law faculty at Gonzaga University School of Law as an Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing in August 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor in August of 2012. She served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs from 2013 – 2017. Professor Simpson joined the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning as a contributing faculty member in the fall of 2008. Professor Simpson took over as the co-director of the Institute in the fall of 2013.  As a contributing faculty member and co-director, Professor Simpson has edited a book for Carolina Academic Press, writes for The Law Teacher, organizes and writes for the Institute’s teaching blog, organizes and presents at numerous conferences, and participates in training of international law teachers. Professor Simpson also researches, publishes, and speaks in the area of assessment, rubric creation and utilization, and teaching.

Prior to joining the law faculty at Gonzaga Law School, Professor Simpson spent three years teaching at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Before entering the teaching field, she spent two years in general practice in Iowa City, Iowa, and five years as an employment defense litigator for Workland and Witherspoon, P.L.L.C., in Spokane, Washington.  She also has a Master’s in Teaching from Whitworth University.

Professor Simpson can be contacted at simpsons@gonzaga.edu.

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Professor Kelly Terry joined the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law faculty in 2006 as Director of the Public Service Externship Program and Pro Bono Opportunities. Her background in public service includes work at both the federal and state levels. Professor Terry began her legal career by joining the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. through its Attorney General's Honors Program. While with the Justice Department, she was a trial attorney in the Civil Division's Office of Consumer Litigation, representing federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission. Professor Terry later returned to Arkansas and served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals and Civil Litigation Sections of the Arkansas Attorney General's Office. Immediately prior to joining the law school, she was a partner in the Little Rock law firm of Williams & Anderson PLC, where her primary practice areas were business litigation and appellate advocacy. Professor Terry graduated with high honors from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Arkansas Law Review.

Professor Terry teaches the Public Service Externship course and a course on Poverty Law. She also coordinates the law school's participation in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. Her scholarly interests include legal education, externship pedagogy, pro bono work, and access to justice.

Professor Terry can be contacted at ksterry@ualr.edu.
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