Deborah L. Borman

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law


Professor Deborah L. Borman writes speaks on incorporating methods of teaching professional identity into the current law curriculum, on confidence and feedback, and on coping with law school stress. An active member in national legal education organizations including the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) and the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), Professor Borman speaks frequently at national and regional conferences. In addition to topics of pedagogical methodology, Professor Borman’s current work involves international laws surrounding marijuana regulation. She has a book forthcoming with West Academic Press.

Areas of Expertise

  • Instruction in Writing
  • Oral Argument
  • Appellate Advocacy

Selected Publications


  • BS, Boston University
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • JD, DePaul University

Prior Appointments

  • Visiting Lecturer, Lawyering Process, 2011-2012, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, 2008-2010, John Marshall Law School
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, 2006-2008, DePaul University College of Law
  • Judicial Law Clerk, 1991-2008, Illinois Appellate Court, First District
  • Assistant Attorney General, 1989-1991, Consumer Protection Bureau, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

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