Claire C Robinson May
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 Title: Legal Writing Professor
 Dept: Law
 Office: LL 212A
 Phone: 216-875-9842
 Email: C.C.MAY@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. LL 212A, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
legal writing
 
Education:
A.B., History and Science, Harvard University
J.D., Case Western Reserve University
MFA, Creative Writing, Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts, CSU
 
Brief Bio:
Professor May focuses her teaching on developing students' writing, research, and professional skills needed for success in real world legal practice. Prior to joining Cleveland-Marshall in 2001, Professor May was in private practice with law firms in Cleveland and Washington, D.C. Prof. May's practice focused on business litigation, including complex commercial matters. As a law student, she served as an extern for Judge Ann C. Williams of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, worked in the Law Reform Unit of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and was a member of the Case Western Reserve Law Review. She and colleague Professor April Cherry recently developed and co-taught an innovative new course integrating the doctrine of estates and trusts with the research, document drafting, and other professional skills required for an estates and trusts practice. Professor May presents her work at various legal writing conferences around the country.
 
Honors and Awards:
Law Faculty Merit Recognition Award, Spring 2006, Spring 2008
Cleveland-Marshall Teaching Enhancement Grant, Summer 2005
 
Teaching Areas:
Legal Drafting
Legal Writing and Litigation
Legal Writing, Research, and Advocacy
Estates and Trusts: Doctrine and Drafting
 
Professional Affiliations:
Legal Writing Institute
American Bar Association
Bar Memberships: Ohio; District of Columbia (inactive in D.C.)
 
University Service:
Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate Steering Committee
University Faculty Affairs Committee
Engaged Scholarship Intensive Workshop
 
Professional Service:
Official Precinct Observer (D), 2008 & 2012 Presidential elections
Official Observer (D), Provisional Ballot Review, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2004 Presidential election
 
Community Service:
Board Member, Talespinner Children's Theatre