David Carney is a co-founder and Co-Assistant Director of The Legal Writing Academy at Case Western Reserve School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty of CWRU Law School in 1999, Carney practiced in the litigation group at Calfee, Halter & Griswold L.L.P., where he specialized in business litigation and municipal law. From 1998 to 2003, Carney served on the Board of Education for the Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio’s largest public school system. As an Associate Professor of Law, Carney teaches Legal Writing and Analysis and focuses on writing, editing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills. He has been asked to present “plain language” workshops for young practitioners in the Cleveland area. He also teaches Evidence and Appellate Litigation to upper-class students at CWRU Law School.