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Doron Samuel-Siegel

Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Professor Doron Samuel-Siegel, L'01, teaches in the areas of legal writing and analysis and Restorative Justice. Prior to joining the faculty fulltime in 2013, she served the Law School as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law. She was also a member of the Semester at Sea faculty at the University of Virginia's Institute for Shipboard Education where she taught courses on gender issues and the law. Prior to 2013, Samuel-Siegel practiced law at a general practice firm in Charlottesville, Va., specializing in civil litigation and real estate law, and later directed charitable food distribution programs at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona, Va. She is active in the community, currently volunteering with the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) and having previously served as a member of the AHIP Board of Directors as well as founding member of the Mentorship Program Committee of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association's Women Lawyers' Section.

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    • Presentations

      Presenter, "What is Restorative Justice?," Inaugural Restorative Justice Forum, Office of the City of Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney (May 2023)

      "Pre-Law Reading and Writing Skills Workshop," Road to Law School, Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) (March 2023)

      Moderator, "Overcoming Implicit Bias Inside & Outside the Courtroom," Tough Talks Town Halls, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (February 2023)

      Moderator, "Education or Incarceration: Teaching Tolerance," Symposium on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, University of Richmond Public Interested Law Review (March 2021)

      Presenter, "Pre-Law Reading & Writing Skills Workshop," Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Virtual Road to Law School, CLEO and University of Richmond School of Law Admissions Office (March 2021)

      Presenter, "Critiquing Student Work: Effective Formative and Summative Feedback ," Legal Writing Institute Critiquing Workshop, Legal Writing Institute in collaboration with Wake Forest and Nova Southeastern (December 2020)

      Panelist, "Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Panel on Mentorship," Female Leadership in Academia, Women Law Students Organization (October 2019)

      Moderator, "Restorative Justice in the Community: Programs and Resources for Clients," Symposium on Restorative Justice, Public Interest Law Review (October 2019)

      Presenter, "What is Restorative Justice?," Symposium on Restorative Justice, Public Interest Law Review (October 2019)

      Presenter, "Restorative Justice," Virginia Mediation Network Fall Conference (September 2017)

      Presenter, "Persuasive Writing: Brushing Up and Branching Out," Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association (February 2016)

    • Memberships

      Member, American Bar Association

      Member, Association of Legal Writing Directors

      Member, Legal Writing Institute

    • Bar Admissions


    • 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

      Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law (2010 - 2013)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA

      Director of Agency Relations & Programs (2010 - 2013)
      Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Charlottesville, VA

      Attorney (2003 - 2010)
      Tucker Griffin Barnes, Charlottesville, VA

      Semester at Sea Faculty (2009 - 2009)
      University of Virginia, Institute for Shipboard Education, Charlottesville, VA

      Law Clerk to the Honorable Harry L. Carrico (2001 - 2003)
      Supreme Court of Virginia, Richmond, VA

  • Publications

    Legal Writing: Fundamentals and Variations (West Academic Publishing) (2024).

    Journal Articles

    Reckoning with Structural Racism in Legal Education: Methods Toward a Pedagogy of Antiracism, 29 Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights & Social Justice (2022).

    Reckoning with Structural Racism: A Restorative Jurisprudence of Equal Protection, 23 Richmond Public Interest Law Review 137 (with Kenneth Anderson et al.) (2020).

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