Duquesne University School of Law

Erin Karsman, J.D.

Appellate Advocacy Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor

Office: Law School Legal Writing Center G14

Phone Number: Office 412.396.2267

E-Mail Address: karsmane@duq.edu

Education: J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2003
B.A., History, Washington & Lee University, 1999

Erin R. Karsman, who most recently taught in the School of Law's nationally recognized legal research and writing program, currently coordinates the Appellate Advocacy Program and teaches moot court.

Karsman is a magna cum laude graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, where she won the school's upper-level moot court competition, a national moot court competition, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Student Advocacy Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. During law school, Karsman was a teaching fellow in George Mason's legal writing program; after graduation, she taught appellate writing as an adjunct.

Before going into teaching, Karsman was an associate at Smith Pachter McWhorter in Vienna, Virginia, where she focused on government contract issues and engaged in litigation, including prosecution of contract appeals and bid protests, before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Government Accountability Office, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, she was an analyst for Accenture in Reston, Virginia.  She received her B.A. from Washington & Lee University.

Karsman lives in Franklin Park with her husband, Chase, and their three daughters, Lily, Chloe, and Claire.

  • Appellate Advocacy Program

Co-author, "The Fruits of Hope: Student Evaluations," Duq. L. Rev., Spring 2010

Co-author, "Strayhorn v. Raytheon E-Systems: Determining the Government's Share of Texas Sales and Use Taxes Refunds to Federal Contractors," Pub. Cont. L. J., Fall 2006

 

Grant Recipient, Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors (Spring 2009)

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Articles

The Fruits of Hope: Student Evaluations

Julia Glencer, Jan M. Levine, Erin Karsman, Tara Willke, The Fruits of Hope: Student Evaluations, 48 Duq. L. Rev. 233 (2010).

https://ssrn.com/abstract=1597334
Strayhorn v. Raytheon E-Systems: Determining the Government's Share of Texas Sales and Use Taxes Refunds to Federal Contractors

Erin Karsman, Strayhorn v. Raytheon E-Systems: Determining the Government's Share of Texas Sales and Use Taxes Refunds to Federal ContractorsPub. Cont. L. J., (Fall 2006).

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Presentations

Building and Advancing a New Program

Julia Glencer, Erin Karsman, & Jan M. Levine, Presentation, Building and Advancing a New Program (ALWD Conf., 2009).

The Fruits of Hope: Student Evaluations

Julia Glencer, Erin Karsman, Jan M. Levine, & Tara Willke, The Fruits of Hope: Student Evaluations, plenary session presentation at The First Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference (2009).

Writing in a Law Firm Context: Creation, Collaboration, and Course Corrections

Julia Glencer, Erin Karsman, & Tara Willke, Writing in a Law Firm Context: Creation, Collaboration, and Course Corrections, presentation at Second Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference (March 2011).

Fast Track to Success: Building and Advancing a New Program

Julia Glencer, Erin Karsman, & Jan Levine, Fast Track to Success: Building and Advancing a New Program, presentation at Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference, University of Missouri, Kansas City (July 2009).

Effective Persuasive Writing for Lawyers

Erin Karsman, Effective Persuasive Writing for Lawyers, 3-hour Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Dean John J. Sciulla Fundamentals of Law Continuing Legal Education Series (December 2008).

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