Joyce Rosenberg

Clinical Professor of Law
Robert A. Schroeder Teaching Fellow
Primary office:
785-864-9295
300B Green Hall


Summary

Joyce Rosenberg joined the KU Law faculty in 2005 as a Lawyering Skills professor. She graduated from the KU School of Law in 1996, where she served as Editor in Chief of the Kansas Law Review. After graduation, she practiced in Kansas City in the area of labor and employment law, including employment litigation and advising clients in preventive human resources law. She received the Immel Award for Teaching Excellence in 2017 and the Robert A. Schroeder Teaching Fellowship in 2019. She was promoted from Associate Clinical Professor to Clinical Professor in 2020.

Courses Taught:
  • Employment Law
  • Lawyering Skills
  • Advanced Legal Writing

Education

J.D., University of Kansas, 1996; B.A., Boston University, 1992.

Teaching

Employment Law, Lawyering Skills, Advanced Legal Writing

Admitted

Missouri 1996; Kansas 1997

Career History

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Kansas City, 1996-1998; Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, Kansas City, 1998-2001; Berkowitz Oliver, Kansas City, 2001-2003; University of Kansas School of Law, 2005-present.

Selected Publications

  • "Mind Your Virtual Manners: A Brief Guide to Social Graces in Online Writing." Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 41. (2020, September). 
  • "Dump the Alphabet Soup." Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 10-11. (2019, April). 
  • "Thinking About Emojis." Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 35-36. (2018, April). 
  • "Let's Break Some Rules." Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 22-23. (2017, February). 
  • "A Singular Understanding of 'They.'" Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 20-21. (2016, April). 
  • "Anatomy of a Good Argument." Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 10-11. (2015, October). 
  • "Who Taught You to Write? Reflections on a Writing Education in Kansas." Journal of the Kansas Bar Association. (2015, March). 
  • "Mobilize! Some Tips to Improve Emails and Briefs for Mobile Devices." Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 12. (2014, September). 
  • "Holiday Gifts for Legal Writers." Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 16-17. (2013, December). 
  • "Luke, I Am Your Lawyer: Making Sure Your Client Is the Good Guy in the Story," Journal of the Kansas Bar Association (February 2013).
  • "Spell Check Is Not Your Friend (and Other Tips for Effective Proofreading)." Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 12. (2012, April).  

Selected Presentations

  • "Lessons Learned Outside the Trenches," Central States Legal Writing Conference (September 2019) (with Pam Keller, Betsy Six, & Shawn Watts).
  • "Legal Writing Top 5: Five Ways to Make Your Writing More Effective," Kansas Women Attorneys Association Annual Conference, Lindsborg, KS (July 2019).
  • "Recent Developments in Employment Law 2018," KU Recent Developments in the Law 2018, Lawrence, KS (May 2018) (with Alex Aguilera).
  • "Cultivating Collaboration Through Constructive Competition," Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference, IU McKinney Law School, Indianapolis https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/LWIconference/ (September 16, 2017) (with Emily Grant & Pam Keller).
  • "Flip the Script! A Discussion on Positivity in Teaching About Law Practice," Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference, IU McKinney Law School, Indianapolis https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/LWIconference/ (September 16, 2017).
  • "Second Semester Legal Writing Is Step One of Clinical Training: Preparing One-Ls for Practice," Institute for Law Teaching & Learning Summer Conference, Washburn Law School, Topeka, KS (June 10, 2016).
  • "Using Teaching Modules to Enhance the Externship Experience," Externships 8, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, OH (March 6, 2016) (with Mary Nagel, Kelly Navarro & Ragini Shah).
  • "Moment of Opportunity: Using Skills & Experiential Learning Pedagogy to Enhance the Curriculum . . . .," Central States Legal Writing Conference, St. Louis, MO (September 26, 2015) (with Pam Keller, Betsy Six & Chelsi Hayden).
  • "The Simulation Method: Turning Second Semester Lawyering Skills Into Step One of Clinical Training," Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Albuquerque, NM (March 7, 2015).
  • Workshop on Critiquing Student Work, Legal Writing Institute Biennial, Philadelphia, PA (June 2014).
  • "Lessons from Simulation Courses: Providing Effective Feedback in Real Time," Central States Legal Writing Conference, KU Law School, Lawrence, KS http://law.ku.edu/central-states-lwc-materials (September 28, 2013) (with Chelsi Hayden).
  • "Proofreading & Effective Writing," Heartland Paralegal Association Annual Meeting, Overland Park, KS (November 9, 2012).
  • "Using a Mediation Exercise for Experiential Learning," Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Palm Desert, California (May 2012).
  • Workshop on Critiquing Student Work, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Palm Desert, California (May 30, 2012) (with Joan Malmud Rocklin & Megan McAlpin).
  • "Making First-Year Assignments More 'Real:'  Ideas and Tips for Bringing the Lawyering Experience to Life," Empire State Legal Writing Conference, New York, NY (May 13, 2011) (with Pam Keller).