Robin S. Wellford Slocum
- Office Location:
- Kennedy Hall 436
- (714) 628-2579
- Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts
Washington University in St. Louis, Juris Doctor in Law
- Professor Slocum's scholarly and teaching interests focus on lawyering skills and professionalism. She is the author of two textbooks. The materials that culminated in her first textbook, an "electronic" textbook, received the highest award from the publisher in a national competition for legal writing faculty. Her second textbook, Legal Reasoning, Writing, & Persuasive Argument (3d ed. 2011), has been adopted by numerous law schools nationwide. Her research and publications are interdisciplinary in nature, exploring how lessons from neuroscience and psychology can help improve legal education and better prepare students to become effective lawyers.
Professor Slocum received her B.A. from Northwestern University, and her Juris Doctor from Washington University, graduating Order of the Coif. She then served as a law clerk for Judge James Meredith of the United States District Court. Following her clerkship she practiced law for six years, working primarily on litigation matters involving labor, employment law and employee benefits. Prior to joining the faculty at Chapman University, she taught at Washington University School of Law, where she directed that school's legal writing program.
Courses Taught: Client Interviewing and Counseling, Legal Research and Writing, Mediation, Negotiations, Professional Responsibility, and Psychology of Conflict Resolution.
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Robin Wellford Slocum, An Inconvenient Truth: The Need to Educate Emotionally Competent Lawyers, 45 Creighton L. Rev. 827 (2012).
Robin Wellford Slocum, Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Other Lawyering Skills (3d. ed. 2011) (title change to reflect expanded coverage and therapeutic jurisprudence perspective)