Professor Lisa Eichhorn received her B.A. in English, cum laude, from Princeton University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke Law School, where she served as Style Editor of Law & Contemporary Problems, an interdisciplinary law journal. After graduating from Duke, she practiced in the litigation area with Bingham, Dana & Gould in Boston. While at the firm, she served a six-month pro bono rotation representing indigent tenants through Greater Boston Legal Services.
Prof. Eichhorn began her teaching career in 1992, and she taught Legal Writing and Civil Procedure at West Virginia University and the University of Denver before coming to the University of South Carolina in the fall of 2000. Here at USC, she directs the Legal Writing Program and teaches Civil Procedure and Advanced Legal Writing.
Her scholarship focuses on two topics: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the role of writing in the legal profession and in legal education. The Office of Legal Education of the U.S. Department of Justice frequently asks Prof. Eichhorn to share her expertise in legal writing with federal attorneys, and she has led many seminars on that topic for Assistant U.S. Attorneys, federal agency attorneys, and other legal professionals at the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys in Washington, D.C., and at the National Advocacy Center here in Columbia, South Carolina.