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Christopher Corts
Associate Professor of Legal Writing
Courses Taught Legal Writing Jurisprudence The Happy Lawyer

Professor Christopher Corts teaches in the area of legal research and writing. Prior to joining the School of Law faculty in 2013, Corts practiced law at Carlton Fields in Miami where he was a member of its Appellate Practice and Trial Support Group. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, Corts completed internships at the Federal Public Defender's Office in Charlottesville, Va., and the United States Attorney's Office in Phoenix. He was named Hardy Cross Dillard Fellow for 2009-2010 and Senior Fellow for 2010-2011, received the Fulbright & Jaworski Best Memo award, was recognized upon graduation for his Pro Bono service commitment and served on the Virginia Journal of International Law's editorial board. Before going into law, Corts was a professional actor in New York and Los Angeles.

Moderator, Wisdom Perspectives on Life and Death: An Interfaith Panel, Chrysalis Institute, Richmond (November 2017).
Presenter, “Mindful Mindlessness: Mental Contrasting as a Tool for Pursuing Happiness in the Law,” and Panelist, “Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness in Law Schools” Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference, Boca Raton (August 2017).

Presenter, "How Does a Christian Theology of Desire and Love Expose the Limits of Law and Consent?" Bonner Center for Civic Engagement URVA is for Lovers, Richmond (Nov. 2016).

Presenter, "Mindful Movement(s): Embodied Practices for Social Justice Lawyering," Society of American Law Teachers Teaching Conference, Chicago (Sept. 2016).

Presenter, "Using Cognitive Science in the Persuasive Writing Classroom," 6th Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, University of Maryland, March 2016.

Presenter, "Different Rules, Same Result: Legal Indeterminacy and the Five Types of Legal Argument in U.S. v. Jones," Johns Hopkins University Pre-Law Program (Jan. 2016).

Moderator, "Law, Faith, Justice" Panel Discussion, University of Richmond School of Law (Nov. 2015).

"The Science of Persuasion: How Cognitive Science Can Improve the Way We Write," the Frank Dunham Federal Criminal Defense Conference, Charlottesville (April 2015).

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
Associate Professor of Legal Writing (2016-present)
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, Fla.
Summer Associate (2010)
Carlton Fields, Miami, Fla.
Intern (2010)
Federal Public Defender's Office, Charlottesville, Va.
Civil Division Extern (2009)
United States Attorney's Office, Phoenix, Az.
Additional Publications

A Lawyer Sits (The Practice), 19 Rich. J. L. & Pub. Int. 413 (2016).

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