David R. Cleveland


Associate Professor of Law


J.D. Georgetown University Law Center (2002)
B.A. Western Michigan University, magna cum laude (1998)

Courses Taught

Legal Writing I
Legal Writing II
Lawyering Skills and Values I & II
Advanced Appellate Advocacy: Criminal
Advanced Appellate Advocacy: International Moot Court
Professional Responsibility
Praxis II
Current Constitutional Issues: Internet Gambling Law
Administrative Law Research Skills

Representative Scholarship

Title VII’s Equal Opportunity Harasser Loophole (forthcoming)

Legal Writing: A History; Part I – From the Colonial Era to the End of the Civil War19 Legal Writing ___ (2014) (with Jeffrey D. Jackson).

Rationing Revisited: Post-Crisis Reconsideration of Federal Court Reform  61 Clev. St. L. Rev. 47 (2013).

The Decline of Oral Argument in the Federal Appellate Courts: A Modest Proposal for Reform, 12 J. App. Prac. & Process (2012). (forthcoming) (co-authored with Steven Wisotsky)

Precedent & Justice, 49 Duq. L. Rev. 35 (2011). (co-authored with William D. Bader)

Clarion Call or Sturm und Drang: A Response to Pierre Schlag’s Spam Jurisprudence, 35 Nova.L.Rev. 503 (2011).

Clear as Mud: How the Uncertain Precedential Status of Unpublished Opinions Muddles Qualified Immunity Determinations, 65 U. Miami L. Rev. 45 (2010).

Local Rules in the Wake of Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 32.1, 11 J. App. Prac. & Process 19 (2010).

Draining the Morass: Ending the Jurisprudentially Unsound Unpublication System, 92 Marq. L. Rev. 685 (2009).

Professional Activities

Association of Legal Writing Directors, Board Member (2013-)
Association of Legal Writing Directors, Voting Delegate (2008-)
Association of Legal Writing Directors, Conference Committee Chair (2011-)
Association of Legal Writing Directors, Scholarship Committee Chair (2010-12)
Legal Writing Institute (2005-)
American Bar Association (2005-)
American Association of Law Schools, Legal Writing Section Awards Committee (2010-12)
American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility (2005-)
Federal Bar Association (2002-)