Professor Helen Anderson joined the law school faculty in 1994. She teaches Legal Analysis, Research & Writing; Criminal Law; Advanced Criminal Procedure; and Persuasive Writing. She has also taught Professional Responsibility and directed an Appellate Practice Clinic. Professor Anderson's areas of scholarly interest are written advocacy, ethics, criminal law and procedure.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Anderson represented indigent criminal and civil clients in the state appellate courts, and maintains an interest in appellate practice. She is an editor and contributing author of the Washington State Bar Association's Appellate Practice Deskbook and past chair of the Washington State Bar Association Corrections Committee. Professor Anderson is also a founding member of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association. She is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Washington School of Law.