Faculty Information

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  • Biography

    B.A., J.D., Cornell University 

    Professor Louis has been part of Albany Law School since 2007 and teaches the Introduction to Litigation clinical course. She has also taught courses that focus on lawyering skills and national and state housing issues. She previously worked at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and Chemung County Neighborhood Legal Services, where she served as a staff attorney at both offices. Professor Louis specializes in legal issues affecting low-income individuals.

  • Select Presentations

    Co-Presenter, “Teaching Investigation/Investigating Teaching: Ideas on Developing Persuasive Fact Analysis Techniques for Law Students”, Association of American Law Schools: Conference on Clinical Legal Education, May 2, 2012; Los Angeles, California

    Presenter, the Clinical Law Review’s Clinical Writers’ Workshop, New York University Law School, Oct. 1, 2011; New York, New York

    Co-Presenter, “Professional Judgment and Other Clinical Grading”, 2011 Northeast Regional Scholarship and Teaching Development Workshop, Albany Law School, Feb. 5, 2011; Albany, New York

    Co-Facilitator, “Women as Teachers and Scholars”, 2011 Northeast Regional Scholarship and Teaching Development Workshop, Albany Law School, Feb. 4, 2011; Albany, New York

    Panelist, “To Stay or to Go: Why Public Interest Attorneys of Color Stay or Leave Legal Services/Legal Aid”, June 16, 2010; Albany, New York

    Co-Presenter, “Facilitating Change Through Technology-Employing Online Technologies to Fuel Teaching Excellence”, Association of American Law Schools: Conference on Clinical Legal Education, May 8, 2010; Baltimore, Maryland

    Co-Facilitator of a Working Group, Association of American Law Schools:  Conference on Clinical Legal Education, May 8, 2010; Baltimore, Maryland

    Co-Presenter, CLE Training, “Unemployment Insurance: Representing the Claimant”, March 10, 2011, May 20, 2009; Albany, New York

    Presenter, Workshop on Tenant’s Rights for English as a Second Language students, May 4, 2005; Poughkeepsie, New York 

Bo​oks

 

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Publications

  • "Reflections on Transitions: An Essay on Learning How to Teach after Practicing Law", International Journal of Clinical Legal Education

  • "Fact Investigation in Film", Clinical Legal Education Newsletter, Fall 2012, Volume 20, Issue 4

Forthcoming Publications

Selected Achievements

  • Professor Benjie Louis presented "Rashomon: An Excercise in Teaching Skills and Values in Face Investigation" at the 4th Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, held at the City Law School of the City University of London.

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