Richmond Law is proud to continue our celebration of faculty news this week. Congratulations to the following faculty members who were promoted this semester. 

Prof. Christopher Corts, who teaches, speaks, and writes at the intersection of abstract legal theory and the rigors of everyday legal practice, was promoted to Professor of Law, Legal Practice. He joined the Richmond Law faculty in 2013.

Professional Highlights

  • Author, A Lawyer Sits (The Practice), 19 Rich. J. L. & Pub. Int. 413 (2016).
  • Previously practiced law in the Appellate Practice and Trial Support Group at Carlton Fields in Miami.  

Prof. Ashley Dobbs, who specializes in intellectual property and transactional legal services, was promoted to Associate Clinical Professor of Law. She joined the Richmond Law faculty in 2015.         

Professional Highlights

Prof. Doron Samuel-Siegel, who teaches and speaks in the areas of legal writing and analysis as well as restorative justice, was promoted to Professor of Law, Legal Practice. She joined the Richmond Law faculty in 2013 after serving as an adjunct since 2010.

Professional Highlights

  • Previously practiced law at Tucker Griffin Barnes in Charlottesville and served as Director of Agency Relations & Programs at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
  • Volunteers with the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program. 

Prof. Tamar Schwartz, who teaches and speaks in the areas of legal analysis and writing as well as law and literature, was promoted to Professor of Law, Legal Practice. She joined the Richmond Law faculty in 2005.

Professional Highlights

  • Previously served as Executive Director of the Legal Information Network for Cancer and practiced law at Morrison & Foerster LLP, in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in intellectual property law.
  • Serves on the Executive Board of the Section on Balance in Legal Education of the American Association of Law Schools.

Prof. Rachel Suddarth, who teaches, writes, and speaks in the areas of legal writing and analysis as well as health law, was promoted to Professor of Law, Legal Practice.

Professional Highlights

Prof. Laura Webb, who teaches, writes, and speaks in the areas of legal writing and analysis, including rhetoric, was promoted to Professor of Law, Legal Practice. She joined the Richmond Law faculty in 2013 after serving as an adjunct since 2006.

Professional Highlights

Learn about other faculty news, hires, and promotions here.

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School of Law

Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Legal Writing and Analysis
Director of Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Intellectual Property
Transactional Law
Government Contracts
Animal Law
Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Legal Writing and Analysis
Restorative Justice
Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Legal Writing and Analysis
Law and Literature
Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Legal Writing and Analysis
Health Law
Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Legal Writing and Analysis