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Jeanne M. Kaiser

Professor of Legal Research and Writing

EDUCATION

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
J.D., Western New England University School of Law

COURSES TAUGHT

Appellate Moot Court
Child, Family & State
Employment Discrimination
Judicial Externship
Legal Research & Writing



CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: jkaiser@law.wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2213
Office: L 206

GENERAL INFORMATION

Professor Kaiser has been teaching legal research and writing, along with other skills-related courses, at Western New England University, since 1998. Professor Kaiser also serves as private counsel for the Committee for Public Service Counsel, representing parents and children in appeals of child welfare cases. In addition to her practice, she has published articles in the area of child protection law. Professor Kaiser also has an interest in legal storytelling and has published articles and presented at conferences in this arena.

Professor Kaiser graduated from Western New England University School of Law in 1993, after attending as a part-time evening student. Following graduation, she served as a judicial clerk for a judge on the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Thereafter, she worked as a litigation associate in a small law firm in Northampton, Massachusetts. 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Jeanne M. Kaiser, Victimized Twice: The Reasonable Efforts Requirement in Child Protection Cases When Parents Have a Mental Illness, 11 WHITTIER J. CHILD & FAM. ADVOC. 3 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons

Jeanne M. Kaiser, When the Truth and the Story Collide: What Legal Writers Can Learn From the Experience of Non-Fiction Writers About the Limits of Legal Storytelling, 16 J. LEGAL WRITING INST. 163 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons

Jeanne M. Kaiser, Finding a Reasonable Way to Enforce the Reasonable Efforts Requirement in Child Protection Cases, 7 RUTGER'S J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 100 (2009). SSRN Digital Commons

Jeanne Kaiser & Myra Orlen, Using a Literary Case Study to Teach Lawyering Skills: How We Used Damages by Barry Werth in the First-Year Legal Writing Curriculum, 12 LEG. WRITING 59 (2006). SSRN Digital Commons

Beth Cohen, Jocelyn Cuffee, Harris Freeman, Jeanne Kaiser & Myra Orlen, Commenting on Student Writing, THE SECOND DRAFT (The Legal Writing Institute), Nov. 1999, at 2. SSRN Digital Commons

Jeanne M. Kaiser, Moving Violations: An Examination of the Broad Preemptive Effect of The Carmack Amendment, 20 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 289 (1998). SSRN Digital Commons

Jeanne M. Kaiser, Constitutional Law -- First Amendment -- No Constitutional Right to Vote for Donald Duck: The Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of Write-in Voting Bans in Burdick v. Takushi, 15 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 129 (1993). SSRN Digital Commons