Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Writing Skills Specialist
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 216H
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
517-432-6910 Intercom: 130
Ph.D. (Critical Studies in the Teaching of English) 2007, Michigan State University; M.A. (Education) 2003, University of Denver; B.A. (English) 2001, Colorado State University
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Professor Jeremy Francis works in tandem with MSU Law's Research, Writing & Analysis instructors to reinforce first-year students' grammar and punctuation skills and to teach students the conventions of legal style. His workshops, optional seminars, and one-on-one instruction sessions help prepare students to pass a required proficiency test by the end of their first year.
A former high school teacher, Professor Francis taught prospective English teachers through Michigan State University's Teacher Education and English departments before joining the MSU College of Law in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in Critical Studies in the Teaching of English from MSU in 2007.
Professor Francis won the Legal Writing Institute's 2010 Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Contest Award for "Finding Your Voice While Learning to Dance," his article on helping law students develop their own sense of style in their legal writing. The award is given every other year to the legal writing specialist who publishes the best article or essay, based on effectiveness, clarity, and writing style.