Editor, Journal of Appellate Practice and Process
AB, Bowdoin College; JD, Columbia University
Professor May joined the law school in 2001 after practicing law at Verrill Dana in Portland, Maine, and then at Little Rockâ€™s Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, where she chaired the Intellectual Property section and was a founding member of the Appellate Practice section. During her 16 years in practice, she spoke frequently at continuing legal education programs addressing intellectual property and legal writing. A former member of the editorial board of The Trademark Reporter, she was also the author of the section in the first edition of Handling Appeals in Arkansas that addressed writing the brief, and she is now a member of the Board of Advisers for the Green Bag Almanac and Readerâ€™s annual collection of good legal writing. Professor May brings to The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process extensive experience as an appellate lawyer, a longstanding interest in legal writing, and a background as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Scribes, The Winning Brief, The Trademark Reporter, Voir Dire, The Arkansas Lawyer, InterAction and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Although editing The Journal is her primary responsibility, she has also taught Intellectual Property at Bowen.