The 2006 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award Recipient

Mary Beth Beazley has taught at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University since 1988. She teaches courses in Writing & Analysis, Advanced Legal Writing, and Appellate Advocacy. Prior to teaching at Ohio State, she was Co-director of the Legal Research, Writing and Reasoning Program at Vermont Law School and a Research and Writing Instructor at the University of Toledo College of Law.

Mary Beth is the author of A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (Aspen 2002) and several notable law review articles, including Teaching Students How to ‘Think Like Lawyers’: Integrating Socratic Method with the Writing Process, 64 Temple L. Rev. 885 (1991) (with Mary Kate Kearney), The Self-Graded Draft: Teaching Students to Revise Using Guided Self-Critique, 3 Legal Writing 175 (1977), and “Riddikulus!”: Tenure-Track Legal Writing Faculty and the Boggart in theWardrobe, 7 Scribes J. Legal Writing 21 (2000).

Mary Beth has been a member of the ALWD Board, Chair of the Elections Committee, the Scholarship Committee, and a member of the Tenure-Track Committee. She was President of the Legal Writing Institute (1998-2000) and a member of the Board (1996-2004). She has also been a member and Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Communications Skills Committee and will be Chair of the Committee beginning this year. Additionally, she was a member of the ALWD Citation Oversight Committee in 1999.