Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

July 01, 2004
New Full-Time Legal Writing Faculty Appointed

Southwestern is pleased to announce Professor Christine Chorba, Professor Karin J. Graver, and Professor Tracy L. Turner have been appointed Instructors of Legal Writing commencing with the 2004-2005 academic year. Their addition to the faculty will enhance the Legal Writing program, permit further reduction in the class size of Legal Writing sections and provide additional instructional support for all students.

Professor Christine Chorba
Professor Chorba is currently an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at the University of Southern California Law School (since 2003) and an associate at Gutierrez, Preciado & House (since 2002).

Professor Chorba earned her baccalaureate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. Honors, 1997) and was active in a variety of student activities. She earned her law degree from the George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2001). While attending George Washington, Professor Chorba was a mentor to first year law students (1999-2000). She was selected as a Writing Fellow (2000-2001) and taught legal writing skills in group settings, developed and conducted legal writing workshops, and worked individually with first year and LL.M. students in that school’s writing center to improve their legal writing.

Professor Karin J. Graver
Professor Graver is currently a litigation associate at Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan (since 2002) where she serves on that firm’s recruiting committee and as a summer associate mentor. She was an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (1998-2002) and was chair of that firm’s Professional Development Associates Committee in Los Angeles.

Professor Graver earned her baccalaureate in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994) and her law degree at UCLA (J.D. 1998). During law school she was a teaching assistant in the Lawyering Skills Program, was Chief Essays Editor of the Women’s Law Journal, and was a Moot Court Participant.

Professor Tracy L. Turner
Professor Turner is currently an appellate law associate at Horvitz & Levy (since 2001). She previously was an associate in labor and employment law at Proskauer Rose (1999-2001) and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison (1997-1999).

Professor Turner earned her baccalaureate in Industrial Relations/Russian Studies at Tufts University (B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994) where she was Senior Editor of Politica among other activities. She earned her law degree at Harvard Law School (J.D. Cum Laude, 1997) and served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal.