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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Professor Rebecca Scharf Elected to Board of Directors for Legal Writing Institute

Rebecca Scharf is an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

She was recently elected to the national Board of Directors for the Legal Writing Institute, a non-profit focused on improving legal writing by creating a forum for scholarship and discussion on legal writing, analysis, and research. The Legal Writing Institute has 2,800 members. A total of 32 candidates ran for the eight positions on the Board of Directors.

Professor Scharf's term will begin this summer at the organization's Biennial Conference and last until 2018.

Professor Scharf earned her J.D. in 1991 from Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor on the Journal on Legislation. Prior to coming to the Boyd School of Law, Professor Scharf worked as a senior attorney with the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (formerly known as the Welfare Law Center) in New York City, where she conducted class action impact litigation throughout the United States, primarily in the area of public benefits law.