Laura A. Webb
Associate Professor of Legal Writing
Courses Taught Legal Writing

Professor Laura Webb teaches in the areas of legal writing, analysis, and research. Prior to joining the full-time faculty as an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing, Webb served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Richmond's Robins School of Business. Before entering academia, Webb practiced law at Reed Smith, LLP, in Richmond, where she specialized in immigration law. She also practiced at McCandlish Holton, PC, specializing in immigration law, labor and employment law, and health care law. She has served on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and John Tyler Community College's Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services in Midlothian, Va.

Presenter, "Using Cognitive Science in the Persuasive Writing Classroom," 6th Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, University of Maryland (March 2016).
"The Science of Persuasion: How Cognitive Science Can Improve the Way We Write," the Frank Dunham Federal Criminal Defense Conference, Charlottesville (April 2015)
"Know Your Audience: Writing Letters Your Clients Will Want to Read," 13th Annual Professional Development Conference, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference (Sept. 2014).

"Immigration Issues for Universities," 
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Immigration and Employment Virtual Seminar, July 2004

"International Employment Issues for Non-Profit Organizations," Action Without Borders, Putting People at the Center Seminar, June 2003, Philadelphia, Pa.

"Immigration Law Issues and Strategies for University Research Operations after September 11," 
Under the Microscope: University Research and Technology Transfer in the 21st Century, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Meeting, November 2002, Washington, D.C.

"INS/SEVIS/CHEV Update," Southwestern Virginia International Educators Fall Meeting, October 2002, Radford, Va.

"Placing International Students in Work Experiences: Keeping it Legal," Virginia Commonwealth University Career Center and Office of International Education Workshop, September 2002, Richmond, Va.

"Representing the Foreign National: Immigration Issues in Criminal Law," Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar, Fall 
2001, Roanoke, Va.

"Telemedicine: Where We Are and Where We Are Going," Legalities of Utilizing Electronic Health Information in Virginia, Lorman Education Services Seminar, July 2000, Richmond, Va.

"Prepare Your Workplace for New Liability Risks Posed by Workplace E-mail and Internet Usage," 
Personnel Law Update 2000, Council on Education in Management, April 2000, Richmond, Va.

"Managing Internet Use in the Workplace," 
IPMA Virginia Chapter Meeting, February 2000, Richmond, Va.

Member, Legal Writing Institute
Bar Admissions
Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing (2013-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Adjunct Associate Professor (2011-13)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Adjunct Assistant Professor (2006-11)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Adjunct Lecturer (2009-13)
University of Richmond Robins School of Business, Richmond, Va.
Adjunct Faculty (2011-12)
John Tyler Community College Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services, Midlothian, Va.
Adjunct Faculty (2009)
University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies, Richmond, Va.
Associate Attorney (2003-04)
Reed Smith, LLP, Richmond, Va.
Associate Attorney (1999-2003)
McCandlish Holton, PC, Richmond, Va.
Adjunct Faculty (2002)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
Additional Publications

Immigration Law: Faculty and Staff Issues (2004). (Monograph written at request of National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA))

J.D., University of Virginia
B.A., George Washington University
Contact Information
Room 316, Law School
(804) 289-8801
Areas of Expertise
Legal Writing and Analysis