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Wayne Schiess

  • Senior Lecturer; Director - The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy

Activities

  • Seminar speaker

    2014

    Various

    Austin Bar Association, Texas Office of the Attorney General, Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings, Law Firm of Rash Chapman, Texas Department of Insurance, Texas Office of the Comptroller, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

  • Visiting speaker

    November 8, 2013

    Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

    Legal Communication & Rhetoric Visiting Scholar. Made possible by support from ALWD through a grant to support the Legal Communication & Rhetoric Visiting Scholars Grant Program

  • Seminar Speaker

    2013

    Various

    Speaker on legal writing for Austin Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, UTCLE, Texas District & County Attorneys Association, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

  • Seminar speaker

    2012

    Various

    Speaker on legal writing for Austin Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas Department of Aging and Disability, and Center for Plain Language / Clarity / Scribes annual conference.

  • Seminar Presenter

    2011

    Various

    Seminar speaker on legal writing for the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

  • Award finalist

    2011

    Center for Plain Language

    Drafting consultant for the revised Texas Pattern Jury Charges, which were named a finalist for a Clearmark Award.

  • Columnist

    2007 – 2011

    Austin Lawyer magazine

    Author of monthly column on legal writing for Austin Lawyer magazine.

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Contact Information

Wayne Schiess

wschiess@law.utexas.edu

Work (512) 232-1333

Fax (512) 471-6988

Office: TNH 4.117
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Sarah J. Wimer swimer@law.utexas.edu
(512) 232-1254

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