Professor Harold Lloyd discusses incorporating legal writing into doctrinal curricula at DePaul University panel

Photo of Professor Harold Lloyd in the Professional Center Library in the Worrell Professional Center

Professor Harold Lloyd

Professor Harold Lloyd will speak on the “Role of Legal Writing Faculty in Encouraging Doctrinal Faculty to Incorporate Legal Writing into Curricula” panel on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the weekend-long conference “Beyond the First Year” hosted by DePaul University College of Law. The conference will focus on legal writing instruction beyond the basic first-year Legal, Research, and Writing course. Registration for the event is free.

Professor Lloyd says he plans “to lead off with my views on the inseparability of theory and practice, on legal writing as a ‘doctrinal’ course.” He will then share how he combines theory and practice in upper-level courses, such as Contracts and Commercial Transactions & Commercial Leasing. On the panel, Professor Lloyd will be joined by Claire Robinson May from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Rebecca Rich from Duke University School of Law, Craig Smith from University of North Carolina School of Law, and Sara Wolff from University of Maine School of Law.

Professor Lloyd graduated with high honors from Duke University School of Law and magna cum laude from Davidson College, according to his faculty bio. He was Vice President and General Counsel of The Fresh Market, Inc. for approximately 10 years. Before that, he was a partner with the firm of Tuggle, Duggins & Meschan, P.A.. He has served as a co-editor-in-chief of “The Second Draft” and has also served as the Ethics Chair for the Corporate Counsel Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Professor Lloyd’s legal interests include law and language, the semiotics of law, rhetoric, interpretation theory, commercial transactions (including commercial leasing and other real property transactions), the practical art of commercial negotiation and drafting, and legal education theory and reform. His translations include the complete epigrams of Palladas and various French works including Racine’s Phedre and Moliere’s Tartuffe.