Alissa Bauer

Alissa Bauer

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
B.A., University of Michigan
Areas of Expertise
Legal Writing


Alissa Bauer joined the Brooklyn Law School faculty as an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing in 2022 after serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor during the 2021-2022 academic year. She teaches Legal Research and Writing as well as Gateway to Lawyering. Professor Bauer also teaches Learning from Practice in Brooklyn Law School’s externship program. Her research focuses on the pedagogy of teaching legal writing.

Before joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty, Professor Bauer taught at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University for 10 years. While there, she taught the first-year legal writing course, a LL.M. legal writing course, an appellate advocacy course, and a contract drafting course.

After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, Professor Bauer was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP. She also clerked for the Honorable Cheryl L. Pollak and the Honorable Steven M. Gold in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

While at the University of Michigan Law School, she served as Contributing Editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and taught 90 upper-level students as a graduate student instructor.