Ruth C. Vance

Professor of Law, Emerita


J.D., Valparaiso University Law School (1982)
B.A., Olivet College (1979) magna cum laude

Courses Taught

Legal Writing and Reasoning
Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Appellate Advocacy
Alternative Dispute Resolution
State Judicial Externship Faculty Advisor

Representative Scholarship

Judicial Opinion Writing:  An Annotated Bibliography, 17 Leg. Writing 197 (2011).

Tribute to Mary S. Lawrence, 16 Leg. Writing 517 (2010).

Pro Se Mediation Collides with the Practice of Law, Indiana Law. ___ (Nov. 14-28, 2007).

The Power, Risks of an Apology in Mediation, Indiana Law. 9 (Nov.16-29, 2005).

Preparing the Client for Mediation, 38 Res Gestae 39 (1995).

Worker’s Compensation and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace:  A Remedy for Employees, Or a Shield for Employers?, 11 Hofstra Lab. L.J. 141 (1993), reprinted in 44 Def. L.J. 1 (1995) (cited as “worth reading,” Nat’l. L.J., Nov. 14, 1994).

Honors and Professional Activities

Communication Skills Committee, Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, ABA, Member 2009, Vice-chair 2010
Distinguished Faculty Award, 2009.
AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research, Program Chair 1995; Secretary 1996; Chair-Elect 1997; Chair 1998; Immediate Past-Chair 1999.
Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), Founding Board Member 1996 – 99, ALWD, Election Committee, Chair 1997 – 99.