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Kristen Konrad Tiscione

Professor of Legal Research and Writing

B.A., Wellesley, J.D., Georgetown

Areas of Expertise:

Legal Research and Writing

After graduating from the Law Center, Professor Tiscione (then Robbins) joined the firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. While at Kirkland & Ellis,...

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After graduating from the Law Center, Professor Tiscione (then Robbins) joined the firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. While at Kirkland & Ellis, she specialized in commerical litigation, including products liability and copyright infringement. Professor Tiscione taught Legal Research and Writing while still in practice at the George Washington University National Law Center and then came to Georgetown to teach full-time in 1994. Her scholarly interests include classical and contemporary rhetoric, as well as empirical research in the current practice of law and its implications for legal pedagogy.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Kristen K. Tiscione & Lucille A. Jewel, Employment Discrimination in Legal Education: Selected Readings Relating to Women, Minorities, and Legal Writing, (working paper).    [SSRN]

Books

  • Kristen K. Tiscione, Rhetoric for Legal Writers: The Theory and Practice of Analysis and Persuasion (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 2d ed. 2016).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Kristen K. Tiscione, “Best Practices”: A Giant Step Toward Ensuring Compliance With ABA Standard 405(c), a Small Yet Important Step Toward Addressing Gender Discrimination in the Legal Academy, 66 J. Legal Educ. 566-574 (2017).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Kristen K. Tiscione, How the Disappearance of Classical Rhetoric and the Decision to Teach Law as a "Science" Severed Theory from Practice in Legal Education, 51 Wake Forest L. Rev. 385-401 (2016).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Kristen K. Tiscione & Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Commentary on Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court 297-321 (Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger & Bridget J. Crawford eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
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All Scholarship 2002 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Kristen K. Tiscione & Lucille A. Jewel, Employment Discrimination in Legal Education: Selected Readings Relating to Women, Minorities, and Legal Writing, (working paper).    [SSRN]

Books

  • Kristen K. Tiscione, Rhetoric for Legal Writers: The Theory and Practice of Analysis and Persuasion (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 2d ed. 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Kristen Konrad Tiscione & Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 7th ed. 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, Rhetoric for Legal Writers: The Theory and Practice of Analysis and Persuasion (St. Paul, Minn.: West/Thomson 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, Teacher's Manual to Rhetoric for Legal Writers: The Theory and Practice of Analysis and Persuasion (St. Paul, Minn.: West/Thomson 2009).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Kristen K. Tiscione, “Best Practices”: A Giant Step Toward Ensuring Compliance With ABA Standard 405(c), a Small Yet Important Step Toward Addressing Gender Discrimination in the Legal Academy, 66 J. Legal Educ. 566-574 (2017).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Kristen K. Tiscione, How the Disappearance of Classical Rhetoric and the Decision to Teach Law as a "Science" Severed Theory from Practice in Legal Education, 51 Wake Forest L. Rev. 385-401 (2016).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Kristen K. Tiscione & Amy Vorenberg, Podia and Pens: Dismantling the Two-Track System for Legal Research and Writing Faculty, 31 Colum. J. Gender & L. 47-64 (2015).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Kristen Konrad Tiscione, A Writing Revolution: Using Legal Writing's "Hobble" To Solve Legal Education's Problem, 42 Cap. U. L. Rev. 143-166 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Kristen K. Tiscione, The Rhetoric of E-mail in Law Practice, 92 Or. L. Rev. 525-543 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, A Call To Combine Rhetorical Theory and Practice in the Legal Writing Classroom, 50 Washburn L.J. 319-339 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, From Snail Mail to E-Mail: The Traditional Legal Memorandum in the Twenty-First Century, 58 J. Legal Educ. 32-60 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, Philosophy v. Rhetoric in Legal Education: Understanding the Schism Between Doctrinal and Legal Writing Faculty, 3 J. Assoc. Legal Writing Directors 108-128 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, Paradigm Lost: Recapturing Classical Rhetoric to Validate Legal Reasoning, 27 Vt. L. Rev. 483-563 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, The Inside Scoop: What Federal Judges Really Think About the Way Lawyers Write, 8 Legal Writing 257-284 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Kristen K. Tiscione & Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Commentary on Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court 297-321 (Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger & Bridget J. Crawford eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Kristen K. Tiscione, Ruth Anne Robbins & Amy Sloan, Analysis, Research, and Communication in Skills-focused Courses, in Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World 111-128 (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo López eds., New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Kristen K. Tiscione, Deborah Maranville & Ruth Anne Robbins, Faculty Status and Institutional Effectiveness, in Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World 432-443 (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo López eds., New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, The Inside Scoop: What Federal Judges Really Think About the Way Lawyers Write, in Effective Advocacy in the Federal Appellate Courts 267-295 (Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2004).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Kristen K. Tiscione, “Gender Degradation”: New Words to Tell An Old Story, Second Draft, Fall 2015, at 29-32.    [WWW]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, Ding Dong! The Memo Is Dead. Which Old Memo? The Traditional Memo, Second Draft, Spring 2011, at 6-7.    [WWW]
  • Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione, Aristotle's Tried and True Recipe for Argument Casserole, 15 Persp. Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 45-49 (2006).    [W]
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