Alyssa Dragnich

Associate Clinical Professor of Law

  Alyssa Dragnich joined the faculty in 2016, teaching Legal Method & Writing and Legal Advocacy.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami School of Law for six years.  She is an active member of both the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute. She has served on major committees of both organizations and frequently presents at legal writing conferences around the country.

  Professor Dragnich earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was also Articles Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law.  Following law school, Professor Dragnich joined the firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. Her practice focused primarily on the regulation of crude oil and petroleum products pipelines before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  She was also active in pro bono efforts, successfully obtaining grants of political asylum for clients from Rwanda and Cameroon, as well as securing Social Security disability benefits for a third client.

Selected Works

Have You Ever . . . ? How State Bar Association Inquiries Into Mental Health Violate the Americans With Disabilities Act, 80 Brook. L. Rev. 677 (2015).

Teach Them to Fish: Giving Junior Attorneys Feedback on Their Writing, 29 Wash. Law. 30 (Feb. 2015).

Alyssa Dragnich & Rachel A. Smith, An Offer They Can’t Refuse: Teaching Persuasive Writing Through a Settlement Offer Email Assignment, 23 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 85 (2014).


Curriculum Vitae

A.B. Duke University (2001)

J.D. University of Chicago Law School (2004)