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 Laura A. Webb
Laura A. Webb
Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Courses Taught Legal Analysis & Writing I & II U.S. Legal Research & Writing The Art of the Argument
Profile

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.

Presentations
Presenter, "Speaking the Truth: How Law Schools can Support Authentic Advocacy," Classical Rhetoric & Contemporary Legal Praxis Symposium, University of Nevada at Las Vegas (September 2019)
Memberships
Member, Legal Writing Institute
Bar Admissions
Virginia
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 Associate Professor (2011 - 2013)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Adjunct Lecturer (2009 - 2013)
University of Richmond Robins School of Business, Richmond, VA
Adjunct Faculty (2011 - 2012)
John Tyler Community College Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services, Midlothian, VA
Adjunct Assistant Professor (2006 - 2011)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Adjunct Faculty (2009 - 2009)
University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies, Richmond, VA
Associate Attorney (2003 - 2004)
Reed Smith, LLP, Richmond, VA
Associate Attorney (1999 - 2003)
McCandlish Holton, PC, Richmond, VA
Adjunct Faculty (2002 - 2002)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Publications
Journal Articles

Speaking the Truth: Supporting Authentic Advocacy with Professional Identity Formation, 20 Nevada Law Journal 1079 (2020).

Why Legal Writers Should Think Like Teachers, 67 Journal of Legal Education 315 (2017).

Regulation of Dietary Supplements: Five Years of DSHEA, 54 Food & Drug Law Journal 623 (1999).

Additional Publications

Immigration Law: Faculty and Staff Issues (2004).

Education
B.A., George Washington University
J.D., University of Virginia
Contact Information
Room 316, Law School
(804) 289 8801
(804) 289 8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Legal Writing and Analysis
Mindfulness and Rhetoric