Tamar Schwartz Eisen

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

Profile

Professor Tamar Schwartz Eisen teaches in the areas of legal writing, analysis, and research. She joined the Law School in 2005 as the Director of the then adjunct-based first-year Lawyering Skills program. She served in that capacity until 2013 and is now a member of the legal writing faculty. Prior to entering academia, Professor Eisen served as the executive director of Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) and was a counselor at the Virginia Department of Employee Relations Counselors. She also practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster, focusing on intellectual property law, and served as counsel to the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues in the U.S. House of Representatives. Professor Eisen is an active member of the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors, where she serves as chair of the Leadership and Development Committee.

Memberships

Member, Association of Legal Writing Directors

Member, Legal Writing Institute

Bar Admissions

Virginia

District of Columbia

California

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing (2013-present)

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing (Spring 2013)

Boston College Law School, Newton Centre, Mass.

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, Director of Lawyering Skills I & II (2008-2013)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Lawyering Skills (2005-2008)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Executive Director (1999-2002)
Legal Information Network for Cancer, Richmond, Va.

Counselor (1996-1999)
Virginia Department of Employee Relations Counselors, Richmond, Va.

Executive Director (1995-1996)
Henrico Community Housing Corporation, Richmond, Va.

President and Owner (1991-1995)
Typelegance, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.

Attorney (1989-1991)
Morrison & Foerster, Washington, D.C.

Counsel (1987-1988)
Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, U.S. House of Representatives

Education

J.D., Stanford Law School 1987

B.A., Brandeis University 1984

Contact Information

(804) 287-6585
(Mobile)
(804) 289-8992 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Legal Research and Writing