The skill of writing has remained a valuable skill in the workforce. Despite this fact, there are many employees who lack the ability to write well. Theodore Stalcup focused on writing early on in his academic career, which helped him gain success as a defense attorney.
Theodore Stalcup attended the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This school is relatively new in the world of law schools, but has continually improved its ranking. It is currently a top 100 law school according to U.S. News and World Report.
While at the Boyd School of Law, Theodore Stalcup focused intensely on his academics. He graduated cum laude from the school in 2006. When asked about an important skill he developed during his time there, he replied, "I feel like the legal writing courses I took were a huge bonus to my skills as an attorney. Many attorneys fresh out of law school are lacking in their ability to write in a legal manner. This skill opens many opportunities for networking and expanding contacts, which always helps."
Boyd School of Law is currently ranked 4th in the nation for its Legal Writing program. It's no surprise that Theodore Stalcup gained such a strong education in legal writing. After graduating, he became published in two different works.
Working with Judge Hora (ret.) at the Alameda County Superior Court, he was the author of a law article published in the Georgia Law Review in 2008. He was also a co-editor of the “Drugs and Courts” chapter in the American Society of Addiction Medicine textbook. These two works helped accredit his name as he began his legal career.
About: Theodore Stalcup currently works out of San Jose, California as a criminal defense attorney. He continues to provide legal writing assistance to attorneys as well as offering his time pro bono at organizations like Lawyers in the Library.
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