Faculty Profiles

Jennifer Murphy Romig

Jennifer Murphy Romig

Professor of Practice

Areas of Expertise

Legal Writing, Research, Advocacy, LWRAP

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant: Jeannette L. Livingston

Jennifer Murphy Romig teaches first-year legal research and writing as well as an advanced legal writing course in blogging and social media for law students and lawyers. She also advises the Moot Court Society. In 2013, Romig founded the blog Listen Like a Lawyer, www.listenlikealawyer.com, which focuses on listening skills for law students, law professors, and practicing lawyers. Romig received her JD in 1998 from the University of Virginia. She practiced law at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP in Atlanta, where she litigated patent, trademark, and trade secret cases and other commercial matters. She continues to consult with law-firm associates and summer associates on legal writing. Romig serves on the Legal Writing Institute's LWI Lives committee and is section chair of the American Association of Law Schools' Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research. Romig can be followed on Twitter at @JenniferMRomig and @ListenLikeaLwyr.

Education: JD, University of Virginia School of Law; AB, BJ, University of Missouri–Columbia

Founder of the blog Listen Like a Lawyer at www.listenlikealawyer.com (August 2013 - present)

"Social Gaming Apps: Teaching Law Students What Communication with an Audience Is—and Isn’t," 22 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 38 (Fall 2013).

Common Ground: Five Essential Writing Skills for Litigators and Contract Drafters, Ga. Bar J., October 2013, at 52 (with Sue Payne).

Series on Checklists for Legal Writing, Think Like a Lawyer Blog, www.thinklikealawyer.wordpress.com

"Improving Legal Writing—Quantifiably," Georgia Bar Journal 64 (August 2012).

"Checklists for Powerful, Efficient Legal Writing," Georgia Bar Journal 50 (December 2011).

"The Legal Writer’s Checklist Manifesto," 8 Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD 93 (2011). (book review of Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (Metropolitan 2009)

"Teaching Effective Legal Writing Through Annotated PDFs," 23 The Second Draft 28 (Spring 2009).

Submission to Q&A: "How Do Others Teach Difficult LRW Topics?," Association of American Law Schools Section Newsletter for Section on Legal Writing, Research, and Reasoning 6 (Fall 2007).

“'Hooking' Them on Books: Introducing Print Research to First-year Law Students in an Interesting, Stimulating Way," 13 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 1 (Winter 2005).