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Diana Roberto Donahoe

Professor of Legal Research and Writing

B.A., Williams College; J.D., LL.M., Georgetown

Areas of Expertise:

Legal Research and Writing

After finishing law school, Professor Donahoe served as a law clerk for Judge George H. Revercomb of the U.S. District Court for the District of...

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After finishing law school, Professor Donahoe served as a law clerk for Judge George H. Revercomb of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. After her clerkship, she was a Prettyman Fellow in the Georgetown Criminal Justice Clinic, where she represented criminal defendants and supervised law students in court.

Professor Donahoe is the former Director and Chair of Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown, where she has been teaching since 1993. Her courses have included Legal Research and Writing, Legal Practice (Section 3), Advanced Legal Writing in Practice, Applied Legal Composition, and Legal Discourse.

In 2008, Professor Donahoe was awarded the Georgetown Frank Flegal Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Professor Donahoe is the author and creator of TeachingLaw.com, an interactive, online case book published by Bloomberg/BNA.  The e-book is used across the country in legal research and writing courses to more actively engage students in the classroom and to provide innovative teachers with a platform for teaching digital-age students. 

In addition to TeachingLaw.com, Diana has authored several articles on the pedagogy of using technology to teach as well as articles on Legal Research & Writing and Criminal Law. Her publications include,  “Skilled E-Scholars Click Their Way Up,” “Researching Beyond the Books,”"TeachingLaw.com: Bridging the Digital Divide Between Professors and Students," “ ‘Could Have,’ ‘Would Have,’ What the Supreme Court Should Have Done in Whren v. United States,” “Fair Prosecution Challenges in Maryland: An Analysis and Proposal,” and “Analyzing the Writer's Analysis: Will It Be Clear to the Reader?”



Recent Scholarship

Books

  • TeachingLaw.com (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2015).   
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe & Julie L. Ross, Legal Writing Pedagogy: Commenting, Conferencing, and Classroom Teaching (2013).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Fourth Amendment "Cheeks" and Balances: The Supreme Court's Inconsistent Conclusions and Deference to Law Enforcement Officials in Maryland v. King and Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, 63 Cath. U. L. Rev. 549-588 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Diana Roberto Donahoe & Jessica Clark, ALWD, in TeachingLaw.com (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2015).   
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe & Jessica Clark, Law School Exams, in TeachingLaw.com (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2015).   
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All Scholarship 2000 - Present

Books

  • TeachingLaw.com (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2015).   
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe & Julie L. Ross, Legal Writing Pedagogy: Commenting, Conferencing, and Classroom Teaching (2013).   
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Experiential Legal Research: Sources, Strategies, and Citation (New York: Aspen Publishers 2011).    [BOOK]
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Experiential Legal Writing: Analysis, Process, and Documents (New York: Aspen Publishers 2011).    [BOOK]
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, TeachingLaw.com (New York: Aspen Publishers Version 3.0 2008).   
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, TeachingLaw.com (New York: Aspen Publishers 2004).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Fourth Amendment "Cheeks" and Balances: The Supreme Court's Inconsistent Conclusions and Deference to Law Enforcement Officials in Maryland v. King and Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, 63 Cath. U. L. Rev. 549-588 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, An Autobiography of a Digital Idea: From Waging War Against Laptops to Engaging Students with Laptops, 59 J. Legal Educ. 485-514 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Strip Searches of Students: Addressing the Undressing of Children in Schools and Redressing the Fourth Amendment Violations, 75 Mo. L. Rev. 1123-1169 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Teachinglaw.com: Bridging the Digital Divide Between Law Professor and Law Student, 5 Va. J.L. & Tech. 13 (2000).    [W] [WWW]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Diana Roberto Donahoe & Jessica Clark, ALWD, in TeachingLaw.com (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2015).   
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe & Jessica Clark, Law School Exams, in TeachingLaw.com (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2015).   

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Click Here, E-Scholars:  An Interactive Electronic Casebook Brings Digital Learning to Law Classes, Legal Times, Sept. 3, 2007, at 28.    [W]
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Laptops For Learning, Geo. L., Fall/Winter 2007, at 55, 57.   
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Researching "Beyond the Books", AALL Spectrum, Sept. 2001, at 26-27.    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Diana Roberto Donahoe, Analyzing the Writer’s Analysis: Will It Be Clear to the Reader?, N.Y. St. B.J., Mar./Apr. 2000, at 46-49.    [HEIN] [W]
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