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Faculty Profile

Lorraine Gin

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing


E-mail:  Lorraine Gin
Office Number: 258
Office Phone: (520) 626-3698

Courses Taught:
Criminal Defense Clinic - Law 696C
Judicial Clerking Program - Law 695E
Federal Public Defender Externship: Trial Unit - Law 693B
Advanced Legal Writing & Intro to Appellate Advocacy - Law 653A
Judicial Opinion Writing - Law 651B
Legal Process, Analysis, and Writing - Law 603P

Biographical Information

Lorraine C. Gin joined the James E. Rogers College of Law's Legal Writing Program faculty in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing after working as a Staff Attorney for the Arizona Court of Appeals and Clerking for the Hon. Peter J. Eckerstrom and Hon. Jan Florez. She earned both her B.A. & J.D. from the University of Arizona, graduating cum laude from the College of Law in 1999.

In law school, she was an Ares Fellow and the recipient of the Best Brief Award. Following graduation, she clerked for the Pima County Superior Court and then practiced law with Rusing & Lopez, PLLC, in Tucson. From 2001 to 2003, she was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at the Rogers College of Law.

Professor Gin teaches Advanced Legal Writing, formerly Persuasive Communication, and Legal Practice, Analysis, & Law. Beginning Fall of 2011, she will also oversee the spring and fall term Judicial Clerkship Program.


University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D. (1999) 
University of Arizona, B.A. (1994) 

Admitted to Practice


Professional Work Experience

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2010 - present
Staff Attorney, Arizona Court of Appeals, 2006 - 2010
Law Clerk, Honorable Peter J. Eckerstrom & Honorable Jan Florez, Arizona Court of Appeals, 2003 - 2006
Associate Attorney, Rusing & Lopez, PLLC, Tucson, Arizona, 2001 - 2003
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, 2001 - 2003
Law Clerk, Pima County Superior Court, 1999 - 2001
Complete List of Publications

Public Service

Humane Society of Southern Arizona Board member, 2008 - present; Of Counsel, 2008 - 2012; Board Vice-President, 2012 - present
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Volunteer Attorney, 2006 - present


Last Updated: 07/31/2012