Continuing Lecturer, University of California, Davis
Lisa Klotz teaches Legal Reasoning and Writing to undergraduates at the University of California, Davis. She also has taught legal writing to undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and to law students at the UNC School of Law and the UC Davis School of Law. She served as a prosecutor in California and on the island of Guam. She later practiced civil litigation defense on Guam and in Los Angeles, where she researched, wrote, and argued her office’s motions and appeals. She holds a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and a Ph.D. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her scholarship, which she presents at national and international conferences, focuses on intersections between law and literature in early modern England and on legal writing pedagogy. In 2020, she won the campus-wide Academic Federation Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award at UC Davis.