JOSEPH M. OLIVENBAUM

                                                            128 Knickerbocker Ave.

                                                                Stamford CT 06907

                                                                H:  (203) 348-5504

                                                                W:  (203) 582-3287

 

Education

 

            Northeastern University School Of Law,  Boston, Mass.

            J.D., 1981

 

            New York University,  New York, N.Y.

            B.A. (English Literature), 1970

 

Employment

 

            Quinnipiac University School of Law,  Hamden CT

            Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of Academic Support

            July 2001-present

 

Teach two sections of Legal Skills, a required first-year course focusing on legal analysis, legal writing, research, oral argumentation, citations, and related topics.  As Associate Director of Academic Support, provide academic support in a variety of contexts and have developed aspects of program design for delivery of academic support services.  Teach students in individual conference settings and small groups; initiated, developed and teach larger weekly sessions open to all first-year students; created teaching materials appropriate to each of those settings. Teach bar exam preparation classes. Taught refresher citation classes to law review members. Delivered presentation to student group on surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act and appeared as guest lecturer in Law and Terrorism Seminar on same subject.

 

           

            City University of New York School of Law

            Associate Professor of Law

            Acting Director of Legal Writing

            2000-2001

 

            Taught Lawyering Skills, Criminal Law & Legal Methods, all required first-year courses; for each course, developed curriculum designed to integrate substantive doctrinal materials, analytical writing, materials on professional responsibility, and practical skills.

 

            Coordinated the first-year writing program, both within the various sections of Lawyering Skills course and in other first-year courses; worked closely with numerous faculty members teaching in first-year, upper-year, and clinical courses on effectively integrating writing into their curricula.  Worked closely with faculty in the Professional Skills Center, and with Writing Fellows, in providing additional instruction and academic support to individual students.  Developed and presented prep sessions for new Performance Component of New York State bar exam.

 

 

 

 

 

            Pace University School of Law,  White Plains, N.Y.

            Associate Professor of Law

            1992-July 2000

 

            Developed and taught Criminal Law/ Legal Analysis and Writing, a required first-year course, presented as an innovative and unique integration of traditional substantive criminal law course and writing/ legal analysis/ lawyering/ "skills" course.

           

            Other courses taught: Criminal Procedure, Advanced Appellate Advocacy.  Also created and taught Introduction to U.S. Legal Analysis and Writing and U.S. Legal Culture as part of LL.M.  Program in Comparative Law for Foreign Lawyers.

 

            Recipient of the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from the Class of 1999.

 

           

           

            Acting Director, Academic Support Program (1999-2000).  Taught the Academic Support sections of Criminal Law/ Legal Analysis & Writing (most years, 1995-2000).

 

            Coached, mentored and mooted numerous Moot Court teams; served as judge for National Environmental Moot Court Competition; faculty advisor to many student organizations, including Asian-American Law Student Association and Global Law Student Association; made numerous presentations to student organizations on topical issues of criminal law and procedure,  legal writing, legal history, legal culture, exam preparation and study techniques; active member of many faculty committees; member, Screening Committee for the Minority Bar Fellowship Program of the Bar Association of the City of New York.    

 

 

 

 

            Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

            Instructor, Legal Research and Writing

            1987-1992

 

            Developed and taught required first-year course to 135 students annually and upper-level seminar.  First-year course focused on writing as the expression of legal analysis, and on conducting effective and efficient research as the basis of legal analysis.  Course highlighted practical problems of writing in law office environment; also introduced students to oral advocacy and to oral presentation of analysis in case conference setting.  Responsibilities included teaching large first-year classes; designing sequence of problems to introduce students to technical and substantive aspects of legal writing, in a manner both challenging and manageable; providing extensive written and oral critiques of writing, both one-on-one and in class settings; and providing administrative and curricular direction for the course.  Responsibilities also included substantial and ongoing re-design of course materials, format and objectives; and integration with other first-year courses.  Upper-level seminar for teaching assistants, "teaching teachers to teach," focused on using the substantive law presented by writing assignments, effective commenting and conferencing strategies, pedagogy, and time management and organizational techniques. 

   

 

 

            Donahue & Donahue, Attorneys,  Lowell,  Mass.

            1982-1987

 

            Associate in litigation section of this general practice law firm.  Primarily responsible for firm's appellate litigation; prepared briefs in wide range of cases, involving issues of products liability, personal injury, contract, criminal, and administrative law.  Handled extensive and varied litigation caseload; appeared frequently before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, municipal boards, and in negotiation and settlement proceedings.  Extensive writing experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Experience

 

            Founder, manager, business manager of The Eatery, a successful and innovative restaurant.

            Philadelphia, Pa.;  1971-78.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar Memberships

 

            Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1981

            United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1982

 

           

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

            <Ctrl><Alt><Delete>: Rethinking Federal Computer Crime Legislation, 27 Seton Hall L. Rev. 574 (1997).

 

            ALA v. Pataki: The Internet and the Commerce Clause, N.Y.L.J.

            7/29/97 at p. 1.