Bill Blais

Visiting Assistant Professor

Fourteen years teaching basic and advanced legal writing, research, advanced trial preparation, collaboration skills, and criminal law. Created and taught supplemental courses in exam writing, bar passage, and legal methods. Twice presented to Legal Writing...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

J.D., IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1987

A.B., English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, 1981

Curriculum Vitae


Fourteen years teaching basic and advanced legal writing, research, advanced trial preparation, collaboration skills, and criminal law. Created and taught supplemental courses in exam writing, bar passage, and legal methods. Twice presented to Legal Writing Institute Biennial conferences, with commendation in 2014. ALWD delegate in 2013. Advised and mentored a student journal, students’ independent research and writing. Judged moot court competitions. Eighteen years as a trial attorney, including appeals, administrative advocacy, and transactions. Judicial clerkships in both state and federal courts.