Professor of Lawyering Skills
Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 232
Building Two, Room 232
Professor Poleynard began teaching legal writing in 2004 and joined the faculty full-time in 2005. Her classes have focused on a range of legal topics, including, juvenile justice, intellectual property, international law, criminal law, employment law and transactions. Professor Poleynard taught the specialized writing section in intellectual property in 2007-2008 and taught the specialized section in international and comparative law in 2009-2010.
Prior to joining the faculty full-time in 2005, Professor Poleynard clerked for a federal district court judge and then practiced in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, concentrating in real estate, business, and employment litigation. As a practitioner, she had the opportunity to research and write about a variety of legal issues, such as professional ethics, sexual harassment, bad faith breach of contract, fraud, civil rights, and statutory interpretation.
Professor Poleynard enjoys incorporating her practical experience into her classes to facilitate her students’ transition from law school to law practice.
Adding a Standardized Assessment Exercise to the Legal Writing Toolbox, 19 The Law Teacher 31 (2013)