Heidi K. Brown

Director of Legal Writing and Associate Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7519 |  Email  | CV
Areas of Expertise

Legal Writing
Legal Research
Federal Civil Procedure
Civil Litigation
Trial and Appellate Advocacy
Law Student Public Speaking Anxiety
Introversion in the Legal Profession


B.A. University of Virginia
J.D. University of Virginia School of Law

‘Harness the Skills of the Introverted Lawyer,’ Writes Professor Heidi K. Brown in the New York Law Journal


In the New York Law Journal’s recent Special Report on Law Schools, Professor Heidi K. Brown argues that introversion can be an asset for law students and attorneys, and suggests a variety of techniques to reduce anxiety for introverts, as well as changes to the profession that would make it more inclusive.

Law360: How New Attorneys Can Turn 'Benchslaps To Backslaps'


Professor Heidi Brown's recent paper, “Converting Benchslaps to Backslaps: Instilling Professional Accountability in New Legal Writers by Teaching and Reinforcing Context," is highlighted.

Professor Heidi K. Brown Named New Director of Legal Writing


Professor Heidi K. Brown joined the Law School in Spring 2016 as director of the legal writing program and associate professor of law, bringing two decades of experience in legal practice and academia to the position. Brown previously served as associate professor of law at New York Law School, where she helped launch the school’s legal practice program. Before that, she was an associate professor of legal research and writing at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, Calif.