Deborah L. Borman

Assistant Professor of Law
BS, 1984, Boston University; MA, 2001, The University of Chicago School of Social Work Service Administration; JD, 1989, DePaul University College of Law

Professor Borman joined the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law faculty in August 2018, teaching RWA, and related courses. Professor Borman was a Visiting Professor at Seattle University School of Law for the academic year 2017-18, in the school’s highly ranked Legal Writing Program. Professor Borman was a member of the Communication and Legal Reasoning faculty at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law from 2010-2017, visited in the Lawyering Process Program at University of Denver-Sturm College of Law, and taught both in the John Marshall Law School Lawyering Skills program, and DePaul University College of Law’s Legal Analysis Research and Communication program.

Professor Borman served as an officer in the AALS Section on Teaching Methods for four years, culminating as Chair in 2017-18. She currently serves on both the Survey and Writing Grants Joint Committees of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) and Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). In 2017-18, Professor Borman was Chair of the ALWD Teaching Workshops Committee and served as a member of the ALWD Publications Committee. She served on the Monograph Editorial Board for two consecutive terms, and also served as an assistant editor of the LWI Journal. She received awards for her work on ALWD and LWI committees at the LWI 2018 Biennial Conference in Milwaukee.

Professor Borman speaks at national and regional conferences in including LWI, ALWD, SALT, AALS, and other national and regional conferences. Professor Borman’s scholarship focuses on teaching methods, in particular incorporating professional identity in the law school curriculum. She recently published an article in the Seattle Law Review, and authored several articles in The Law Teacher, a publication of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, Perspectives, a Thomson Reuters publication, The Learning Curve, a publication of the AALS Section on Academic Success and The Second Draft, an LWI publication. West Academic Press will publish her forthcoming book, A Short & Happy Guide to Legal Writing.


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