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Christopher Corts
Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Courses Taught Legal Analysis and Writing I and II Jurisprudence The Happy Lawyer Just Practice

Professor Christopher Corts researches, teaches, speaks, and writes at the intersection of abstract legal theory and the rigors of everyday legal practice. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty, he practiced law as a member of the Appellate Practice and Trial Support Group at Carlton Fields in Miami. He holds a juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He holds membership in both the Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild—American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. 

Professor Corts’ academic interests include: law’s theoretical relationship to force, coercion, and violence; professional identity formation; mindful/contemplative lawyering; and happy lawyers. 

You can follow him on Twitter @profcorts, where he explores happiness, motivation, and meaning in professional life.

Presenter, "The Ineffable Spirit?: Meaning, Purpose, and the Elusive Pursuit of Spiritual Wellbeing in Professional Life," The 36th International Congress for Law and Mental Health, The International Academy of Law and Mental Health (July 2019)
Presenter, "Being a Lawyer: Professional Identity Formation in the 1L Legal Analysis and Writing Course," 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference (March 2019)
Panelist, "Giving Voice to Values and the Formation of the Lawyer's Professional Identity," Ethics in Action: Giving Voice to Values in the Law, Charles A. Widger School of Law, Villanova University (March 2019)
Bar Admissions
United States Courts of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Courts, Southern District of Florida
United States District Courts, Middle District of Florida
The Supreme Court of the United States
Professional Experience
Professor of Law, Legal Practice (2019 - present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Associate Professor of Legal Writing (2016 - 2019)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing (2013 - 2016)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Associate (2011 - 2013)
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Miami, FL
Intern (2010 - 2010)
Federal Public Defender's Office, Charlottesville, VA
Summer Associate (2010 - 2010)
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Miami, FL
Civil Division Extern (2009 - 2009)
United States Attorney's Officew, Phoenix, AZ
Journal Articles

A Lawyer Sits (The Practice), 19 Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest 413 (2016).

B.A., Otterbein College
J.D., University of Virginia
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
Contact Information
Room 318, Law School
(804) 289 8856
(804) 289 8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Legal Writing and Analysis