Elizabeth Baldwin

  • Assistant Teaching Professor


Phone: (206) 616-7168
Email: baldwine@uw.edu


B.A. 1995, Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon; M.A. 2000, Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University; J.D. 2004, Seattle University School of Law.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Legal Research and Writing

Recent Courses

LAW A 597 Intensive Legal Writing Workshop
LAW A 599 Legal Research Methods
LAW B 550 American Legal System and Method
LAW B 557 Graduate Writing Seminar

Professor Baldwin teaches a variety of legal research and writing courses across the graduate and JD programs at the law school, including American Legal Systems and Method, Legal Research Methods, and Intensive Legal Writing Workshop, among other courses. She has also taught various tutorials in Legal English and has served as a Writing Advisor for the UW Legal Education Support Program-Afghanistan (LESPA) and the Ph.D. program.

Before she entered law school, Professor Baldwin spent several years teaching ESL and earned an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College at Columbia University. Then, as a student at Seattle University School of Law, she served as Research and Technical Editor on the editorial board of the law review and worked as a Legal Advocate at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. She also externed for Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington. Upon graduation, Professor Baldwin spent nearly two years clerking for Judge David H. Armstrong of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. Later she coordinated the Children's Legal Rights Program at Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice (now KIND, Kids in Need of Defense), where she gave writing and oral advocacy support to pro bono attorneys serving unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings.

Professor Baldwin's academic interests center on her work with international graduate students, particularly on issues related to Legal English, contrastive analysis, rhetorical preferences, and transnational practice.

  • Speaker, "Developing Academic Thesis Statements by Component", Legal Writing Institute, (November 30, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Meaningful Connections Across the Curriculum: LARW Role in Creating Collaboration for J.D. and Graduate Students", with Dana Raigrodski, Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, (August 25, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Supporting Afghan Legal Educators", Unique Perspectives in Law and Librarianship, Law Librarians of Puget Sound (March 24, 2017)
  • Speaker, "Beyond Contrastive Rhetoric: Helping International Graduate Students and Legal Professionals Use Cohesive Devices in U.S. Legal Writing", 10th Annual Global Legal Skills Conference, (May 22, 2015)