Mary Beth Beazley
Professor of Law
Areas of expertise:
Legal Writing and Legal Reading
Mary Beth Beazley has taught legal writing for nearly 35 years. She has held numerous leadership positions in legal education, including President of the Legal Writing Institute, Chair of the ABA’s Communication Skills Committee, and President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Her previous academic appointments include faculty positions at Vermont Law School, the University of Toledo, and The Ohio State University College of Law, where she taught legal writing for 29 years. Professor Beazley is the author of the text A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy and co-author of Legal Writing for Legal Readers. She also contributed a chapter to the compilation The Law of Harry Potter, and she believes that she wrote the first law review article that quoted Hogwarts student Parvati Patil. Her current scholarship focuses on behavioral aspects of legal writing and legal reading, and on the impact that digital platforms have on cognitive aspects of legal reading.